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Krull named finalist for Alice in Dairyland title

March 20, 2019 GMT

NEW GLARUS -- Cassandra Krull of Lake Mills has been named one of the five top candidates for the 72nd Alice in Dairyland title.

The candidates were announced at a press conference at the New Glarus Hotel in New Glarus. The other candidates are Sarah Achenbach of Eastman, Abigail Martin of Milton, Mariah Martin of Brooklyn and Tess Zettle of Juda.

Krull developed her work ethic and go-getter attitude from farming alongside her parents and siblings on the family dairy farm. Striving to be the fourth-generation farmer at Krull Farms in Lake Mills, she completed her degree in animal science with a dairy emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in December 2015.

Upon graduation, she started her professional career with Cargill Animal Nutrition, working with customers on all phases of the farm to improve dairy cow and farmer profitability. Currently, she works for STgenetics as a call center sales specialist, providing dairy farmers with different genetic opportunities throughout their herd.

In her free time, Krull gives back to the organizations that helped mold her into the individual she is today. She helps with Jefferson County Dairy Youth, coaching dairy quiz bowl and jeopardy and teaching the fitting and showmanship clinic, and she also oversees dairy youth exhibiting at the Wisconsin Junior State Fair.

“As the 72nd Alice in Dairyland, I will strive to create awareness of Wisconsin’s diverse agriculture industry through different channels of communication and education,” said Krull. “As Alice, I will share our Wisconsin agriculture story, as well as traditions and values, to many audiences throughout my travels of our beautiful state.”

Following an extensive interview process, the 72nd Alice in Dairyland will be selected from among the five candidates at the conclusion of the Alice in Dairyland Finals Program, scheduled May 9-11 at various locations in Green County.