Meet the new Alice in Dairyland

Julia Nunes (Wisconsin DATCP)
Julia Nunes (Wisconsin DATCP)

DELAVAN, WI (WSAU) - The new Alice in Dairyland is Julia Nunes of Chippewa Falls.

She was selected on Saturday in an on-line event hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

The event was delayed from earlier this summer because of COVID-19 concerns, with the old "Alice," Abigail Martin of Milton, continuing in her role through July 6.

Nunes grew up on a Holstein dairy farm owned by her family. She's a graduate of the University of Minnesota and served as Fairest of the Fair at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair.

She'll spend the next year as the state's official agriculture representative and spokesperson, teaching the public about the importance of farming in Wisconsin.