Board & Staff Members
Being involved in so many facets of dairy promotion at the State Fair is very exciting. It is an honor to serve and represent all aspects of Wisconsin's dairy industry - from cows to goats and producers to processors, in working with the board.
With a passion for dairy promotion and an interest in agritourism, I am excited to share Dairy Lane at State Fair and work with the dairy goat and cow milking demonstrations. I am looking forward to connecting farmers to consumers of all ages!
I have spent MANY years supervising Dairy Lane. It always amazes me all the questions people ask about dairy farming and dairy products. Those conversations are why I do this.
The State Fair is always an exciting time at Cozy Nook. We like sharing our love for cows and the dairy industry with thousands of fair goers. The questions are amazing and the smiles of children (and adults) petting the calves is priceless!
I love the opportunities provided to be able to tell the story of Wisconsin's dairy industry.
My favorite memory of being on the board is looking back to see the changes the board has made over the past 13 years, which I have been involved in. The evolution of Dairy Lane, the Youth Celebration, and Dairy Products Contest.
It is such a joy to educate fair-goers about dairy goats during the milking demonstrations held during the Wisconsin State Fair. It is so fun to answer questions and give fair-goers the opportunity to be hands-on with dairy goats! Providing them with accurate information and encouraging them to try dairy goat products are my goals during this interactive event. Sharing my passion for these animals is the best part of the fair for me.
We work hard but always try to have some fun in the process. Volunteering in the Real Wisconsin Cheese Grill is always a good time.
The ribbon cutting at Dairy Lane will always be a great memory! Watching this huge project come to life after years of planning and looking for a way to have the House of Moo revamped. Also helping with the dairy products contest has been a "can't miss" event, as I always learn something new and I have the chance to work with fellow board members.
Serving with like-minded, caring people who are passionate about dairy promotion makes involvement on the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board so much fun.
The Wisconsin State Fair offers a unique opportunity for dairy farmers and processors to connect with their consumers. Over the past couple of years, I have enjoyed hosting milking demonstrations and truly cherish the conversations that develop as a result. I look forward to sharing my knowledge each year, and hope to leave attendees with a small sense of the pride our board and entire dairy community has for the state we call home.
I love getting to connect with people at Dairy Lane during the Wisconsin State Fair. From learning about the backgrounds of our volunteers to teaching consumers more about the dairy industry, I enjoy the connections I can make from people all over the country. Dairy Lane provides such a unique experience to attempt to close the gap between producer and consumer.
I enjoy working the Wisconsin State Fair Cheese Contest because it is kind of an extension of what I have doing in the dairy industry all of my life. I started out as a judge for the contest in the 1990’s. When I was asked to become the head judge it was truly an honor. I am very lucky to work with such good people throughout the dairy industry as well as the Wisconsin State Fair Board.
My favorite memory was seeing Dairy Lane for the first time!
I love talking to state fair-goers about dairy calves, heifers and cows, dairy goats and dairy foods.
My favorite memory is watching the humble and passionate dairy manufacturers receive their awards.
One of my favorite projects to be a part of was the creation of the Wisconsin State Fair cheese. The product is a great example of dairy processing in Wisconsin - it shows the hard work of the cows, farmers, cheesemakers, and retailers.
WI State Fair Ag Director