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Alice in Dairyland Visits Campus
By Jenna Wegner
UW-RF University Communications
APRIL 14, 2006--Wisconsin’s 58th Alice in Dairyland, Gena Cooper,
of Mukwonago, visited the UW-River Falls campus April 12 -13 to share
her story of being Wisconsin's official agricultural ambassador.
Cooper spent her time talking about the importance of Alice in Dairyland
in Wisconsin and the impact agriculture has on the economy. She also discussed
the process of becoming Alice and her activities during her year-long
On Thursday, Cooper attended Tamia Trulson’s agriculture newswriting
classes and discussed public relations methods and working with the media.
Alice in Dairyland promotes state food and fiber products and businesses
and appears at about 400 events, 100 school visits and hundreds of interviews
resulting in media coverage for Wisconsin agriculture. She will serve
in the one-year agricultural marketing position as a staff member with
the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Cooper is a 2005 biochemistry graduate of the University of Wisconsin
– Madison. Raised on a Wisconsin mink, corn, soybean and Clydesdale
horse farm, Cooper was selected from among six finalists after three days
of intense interviews, public presentations, speeches and media interviews.
For more information on Alice in Dairyland, visit her Web site at http://www.datcp.state.wi.us/core/marketingagriculture/marketingagriculture.jsp.
She also keeps a daily journal+ at www.wisconsinagconnection.com.
Left: Wisconsin’s Alice in Dairyland Gena Cooper (center) with
the students of Tamia Trulson’s ag newswriting course at the University
of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Thursday, 22-Apr-2010 16:07:17 Central Daylight Time