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Alice in Dairyland visits Waukesha fourth graders

Instilling some state pride and enthusiasm for healthy eating, Alice in Dairyland visited with students in Waukesha Monday.

\"I'll visit about ten thousand four graders this year,\" Zoey Brooks told CBS 58 News. \"I visit fourth graders because that's the age where Wisconsin is worked into their curriculum.\"

Alice in Dairyland has grown from its beauty pageant roots to a full time public relations position.

Brooks holds a degree in animal sciences and hopes to ensure that Wisconsin farmers get the credit they're due and that all of us pick Wisconsin products first.

Brooks is from Waupaca and is serving as the 67th Alice in Dairyland. 

She touted how Wisconsin derives an $88 billion economic benefit from agriculture.

She was selected as Alice around the time of her graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She's a sixth generation on her family's dairy and grain farm. She also serves as Dane County Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom coordinator and as a director for her collegiate Farm Bureau. 

She has also held internships with the Food Export Association of the Midwest and with UW-Extension.

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