County is hosting the 67th
Wisconsin Alice in Dairyland Finals
May 15-17, 2014
the 2014 Alice in Dairyland Finalists
Manitowoc, is a Master’s candidate in Clinical Mental Health
Counseling from Gonzaga University, graduating in 2012 from Gonzaga
with a degree in Psychology and Certificate in Leadership Studies.
While in college, Binversie was Development Intern and Supervisor
for the Office of University Relations and currently is Assistant
Director of University Marketing and Communications for Chegg.
Binversie served as Miss Green Bay Area 2013, promoting her platform
“Buy Local, Buy Fresh” through media interviews, classroom
lessons and the Miss Wisconsin Pageant. Binversie was the 2008
Manitowoc County Fairest of the Fair and continues to stay involved
in fair activities.
Zoey Brooks, Waupaca, will graduate this spring from the University
of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in animal science. As the sixth
generation on her family’s dairy and grain farm, she looks
forward to growing the business in the future. Brooks serves as
Dane County Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom coordinator
and as a Director At-Large for her Collegiate Farm Bureau. She
has held internships with the Food Export Association of the Midwest
and with UW-Extension. Brooks has also gained experience working
with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection and the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association.
Watertown, is the public relations manager at Didion Milling.
She oversees the company's marketing, communications and public
relations. Dogs grew up on her family’s farm near Theresa.
She earned a degree in life sciences communication from the University
of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. As a student, Dogs completed internships
at the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection,
Alltech and East Central/Select Sires. Prior to her position at
Didion Milling, she was an assistant account executive at Osborn+Barr.
Dogs volunteers with Dodge County 4-H and is active in the National
Agri-Marketing Association and Agriculture Future of America.
New Glarus, is a substitute teacher in the New Glarus and Monticello
school districts, specializing in special education. Klossner
graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where
she majored in secondary education with a minor in dairy science.
She grew up on her family’s farm and raised dairy show heifers,
beef steers and show rabbits. Klossner is a local and state leader
with 4-H, FFA and the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. She
is annually part of the Agriculture and Entry Department Staff
at the Wisconsin State Fair. Klossner was a Wisconsin Holstein
Association Princess Attendant in 2007.
Ploeckelman, Stetsonville, is the Colby High School and Middle
School agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor. She
grew up on her family’s dairy farm and was very involved
in 4-H and FFA. Ploeckelman graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River
Falls in 2010 with a degree in agricultural education. During
college, she studied for a semester in Scotland and was active
in several organizations. Ploeckelman was a volunteer coordinator
for the 2010 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Marathon County.
She served as a State FFA Officer in 2006-07 and the Wisconsin
Fairest of the Fairs in 2009.
Fredonia, is a graduate student at Concordia University Wisconsin
and employed as an afterschool educator at Jefferson Elementary
in Beaver Dam. She grew up on her family’s beef farm and
was very active in 4-H and FFA. Rathke graduated from the University
of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2011 with an agribusiness degree and
animal science minor. At UW-Platteville, she held leadership roles
in Sigma Alpha and was a School of Agriculture teaching assistant.
After graduation, Rathke served two year-long terms as an AmeriCorps/VISTA
member with UW-Extension Dodge County. She served as the 2007
Ozaukee County Fairest of the Fair.