County is hosting the 66th
Wisconsin Alice in Dairyland Finals
May 8-10, 2013
the 2013 Alice in Dairyland Finalists
Babcock, Wisconsin Dells, is a substitute teacher and
works on her family’s beef farm. Babcock graduated from
the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in December 2012 with
certification to teach agriculture and technology education. She
student taught at Mauston High School. Babcock was a summer intern
for Sauk County 4-H in 2012. During college, Babcock was involved
in Collegiate FFA, Sigma Alpha and Agri-Ambassadors. She also
held numerous positions in the residence halls. Babcock served
as the Adams County Fairest of the Fair in 2010. While in high
school, Babcock was active in Adams County 4-H and the Wisconsin
Marie Mahaney, Milwaukee, is a graduate student
at Concordia University pursuing a Masters of Public Health degree
and will continue her education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with honors in 2012
from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with degrees in animal
science and nutrition. Mahaney served as the 2007 Wisconsin State
FFA Reporter, was chosen as a National FFA Officer Candidate and
was named first runner-up for Miss Wisconsin USA. She participated
in the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Institute course.
Mahaney grew up on her family’s beef and sheep farm in Brodhead.
(Natzke) Olson, Windsor,
is the dairy advertising coordinator at Accelerated Genetics.
A native of Fond du Lac, Olson grew up showing dairy cattle with
her family’s small show herd, Crestbrooke Holsteins and
Jerseys. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
in 2010 with a life sciences communications degree. During college,
Olson held leadership roles in the Association of Women in Agriculture,
Badger Dairy Club and the National Agri-Marketing Association,
and was the 2007 Fond du Lac County Fairest of the Fair. Additionally,
she interned with the Wisconsin House of Moo, Accelerated Genetics
and UW-Madison Dairy Science Department. Olson remains active
in several industry organizations.
works for Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association and is
a graphic designer at The Midwest Herdsman. She graduated with
high honors from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2012
with a degree in animal science and minor in communications. While
in college, Wiedenbeck participated in Block and Bridle Club and
Pioneer Dairy Club, as well as numerous honor societies and intramural
sports. Wiedenbeck grew up on her family’s beef, hog and
cash crop farm and was active in her FFA chapter and 4-H club.
She currently serves as a Grant County Cattlemen’s Association
board member and is a lifetime member of the Lancaster FFA Alumni.
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