Join us for the kickoff event to the Wisconsin Food Festival. Join host André Darlington and Alice in Dairyland, Kristin Olson as we celebrate Wisconsin Food. Meet and mingle with festival participants, local food celebrities and VIPS at 7pm on Saturday, September 14th for our kickoff event.
It's free for festival attendees and members of the media to attend this event but space is limited and an RSVP is required.
7 - 9pm Cocktail Reception
7:30 Welcome & Kickoff Announcements
9:00 Public Bonfires by the Lake - Everyone is Welcome!
André Darlington is a food, wine and travel writer based in Madison, WI. He is a contributor to Madison's alternative weekly, Isthmus, where he is a restaurant critic and writes a monthly wine column. He is also a contributing writer for Mandarin Quarterly, the premier business and lifestyle magazine for Chinese residents and Chinese business & investment delegations to North America.
Kristin Olson is serving as the 66th Alice in Dairyland.
As Wisconsin’s agriculture ambassador, she is striving to educate audiences across Wisconsin about the $59 billion economic impact and importance of our state’s diverse agriculture industry in our daily lives. A native of Fond du Lac, Kristin grew up showing dairy cattle with her family’s small show herd, Crestbrooke Holsteins and Jerseys.
In 2010, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a life sciences communications degree. During college, Kristin held leadership roles in the Association of Women in Agriculture, Badger Dairy Club and the National Agri-Marketing Association. She was the 2007 Fond du Lac County Fairest of the Fair and the 2009 Wisconsin Outstanding Holstein Girl. Additionally, Kristin interned with the Wisconsin House of Moo, Accelerated Genetics and UW-Madison Dairy Science Department.
She is an active member of the agriculture community. Kristin serves on several committees within organizations including the Association of Women in Agriculture’s alumni board, the Wisconsin Holstein Association and the Dodge County Holstein Association.
Alice in Dairyland is a one-year, full-time public relations professional employed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (WI DATCP). Each year, Alice in Dairyland travels more than 40,000 miles throughout the state, promoting Wisconsin agriculture to various audiences. During her year, Kristin will conduct hundreds of media interviews, speeches and school presentations.
Alice in Dairyland is Wisconsin’s Agriculture Ambassador.
Alice Travel Blog: www.wisconsinagconnection.com/alice
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