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'Dairy Carrie' Named AgVocate of the Year at Women's Summit
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/13/2017

Attendees of the Wisconsin Ag Women's Summit in Madison over the weekend had the opportunity to witness the naming of the 2017 AgVocate of the Year. Carrie Mess, known by most as 'Dairy Carrie,' earned the honor for her efforts in promoting awareness of agriculture to members of her community and beyond.

Mess and her husband Patrick farm in partnership with his parents, where they milk 100 cows and grow crops on 300 acres near Lake Mills. She is a founding member of the Dairy Girl Network and serves on the organization's board of directors. In addition, Carrie writes the popular Dairy Carrie Blog and is a professional speaker.

As the AgVocate of the Year, Mess received a $500 cash award and was able to designate another $500 to the agriculture charity of her choice.

The award was sponsored by Badgerland Financial, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, the University of Wisconsin-Extension, and Farm Broadcaster Pam Jahnke.

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