73rd Alice in Dairyland
Nunes, of Chippewa Falls, grew up on her family's registered Holstein dairy farm, where feeding calves and clipping dairy cattle for the county fair were just a couple of activities that helped shape her childhood.
During her teen years, she was heavily involved in her area Junior Holstein group and 4-H club. Nunes went on to study at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she was involved in the Gopher Dairy Club and Lambda Delta Phi Sorority. In 2017, she shared her knowledge of agriculture and the dairy industry while serving as the Northern Wisconsin State Fair's Fairest of the Fair.
Nunes interned at Redhead Creamery, where she sharpened her love of cheese. In 2019, she graduated with bachelor's degrees in Agricultural Communication & Marketing, and Animal Science, with minors in Agricultural & Food Business Management, and Horticulture. Upon graduation, she accepted a position with a hemp company in River Falls.
“I will strive to be the role model that Alice in Dairyland was for me growing up," said Nunes. “As Alice, I will explore Wisconsin's agriculture and share my discoveries and knowledge gained with consumers and producers throughout the state."
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 30,000 miles throughout the state, promoting Wisconsin agriculture (stat. 93.40(1) (e) and stat. 93.44 (2)) to various audiences. Additionally, she will conduct hundreds of media interviews, speeches and school presentations.