Abigail Martin of Rock County is the newest Alice in Dairyland.
Outgoing Alice in Dairyland Kaitlyn Riley passed her tiara on to Martin during the Alice in Dairyland Finale last weekend in Monroe, located in the heart of Green County, this year's host county.
"I'm extremely honored to be selected as the 72nd Alice in Dairyland," said Martin, who told the crowd her knees were 'shaking' just moments after Wisconsin Ag Secretary Brad Pfaff announced her name.
Martin told the Wisconsin State Farmer that she would continued to be excited to share the story of her ag roots with people, whether she was selected or not to serve as the state's ag ambassador.
Martin grew up on her family's 175-cow dairy farm near Milton and says she fell in love with dairy at a young age. She graduated with from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Dairy Science.
On campus, she was involved in the Association of Women in Agriculture, Badger Dairy Club, Collegiate Farm Bureau, and was on the intercollegiate dairy judging team. She has held previous roles in marketing at the Rock County 4-H, East Central/ Select Sires, and the Babcock Hall Dairy Store. Upon graduation in May 2018, she accepted a role with DeLaval Inc. in their North American marketing and communications
Being chosen as Alice in Dairyland is an extreme honor,” said Martin. “As Alice, I will demonstrate a strong commitment to learning and sharing about our great state and its robust agriculture industry.”