Clark County to Host 2014 'Alice' FinalsPosted on June 20, 2013
Another county will begin the tradition of preparing for the Alice in Dairyland Finals program. Clark County will once again host the event in May 2014.
The Alice in Dairyland Finals is an annual event hosted each year by a different county to select the state's official agricultural ambassador. 'Alice' is a public relations professional who works one year as a DATCP employee speaking at community events, interviewing with statewide media and educating students in classrooms about the state billion dollar agricultural industry. Clark County last hosted the Alice in Dairyland Finals in 2001.
"Clark County and the planning committee are very excited for to be hosting Alice in 2014," said Chuck Rueth, Clark County's Alice in Dairyland Steering Committee Chair. "We have some great agri-business tours lined up to showcase what the county has to offer, and we are creating plans to try to get the whole county to participate in this event."
The Alice in Dairyland Finals includes a two day briefing in March and the three day Finals in May. The three days include interviews, agribusiness tours, an impromptu question and answer session and selection finale program. On the last evening, the Alice in Dairyland is selected from the group of finalists.
In Clark County, agriculture provides 46-percent of the county's workforce and generates $1.5 billion of the area's total business sales. The county is also the state's top producer of forage, oats for grain and corn silage; and has led the state in the number of milk cows and number of dairy farms.
The finals will be held May 15-17, 2014.