Wisconsin’s 66th Alice in Dairyland is Kristin (Natzke) Olson. Olson is the dairy advertising coordinator at Accelerated Genetics. A native of Fond du Lac, she grew up showing dairy cattle with her family’s small show herd, Crestbrooke Holsteins and Jerseys. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 with a life sciences communications degree. During college, Olson 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. She is active in several industry organizations.
She says she has always had a passion for communicating agriculture’s story and Alice in Dairyland is a role-model of that passion. “I really want to communicate our story whether it’s a fourth-grader, teaching them the importance of milk in the diet or a mom in the grocery store telling her where her food comes from or empowering other people in agriculture to share their message.”
Olson will begin her duties as “Alice” on June 3rd.