Former Alice in Dairyland Joins Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
MANITOWOC, WI –Abigail Martin, who served as Wisconsin’s 72nd Alice in Dairyland, has joined Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center in Manitowoc as program manager. In this role, Martin will support Farm Wisconsin’s educational mission, bringing new, creative programs and activities to the Farm Wisconsin experience.
“Abigail’s experience as Alice in Dairyland aligns perfectly with Farm Wisconsin’s goals,” says Patty Lehn, Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center’s executive director. “She will tap into Wisconsin’s vast network of agriculture associations, producers and processors to bring their knowledge and experiences to our visitors.”
Martin will coordinate educational workshops, hands-on field trips, and engaging attractions for the discovery center. She will also oversee the center’s Land O’Lakes Birthing Barn operations. In Farm Wisconsin’s first two years of operation, the facility saw more than 450 calves born on site.
Martin has a passion for all things Wisconsin: good cheese, the Wisconsin Badgers, and her Wisconsin farm family. She represents the fourth generation to grow up on her family’s registered Holstein farm outside of Milton, Wisconsin. It was there that she found a love for dairy cattle, and a sense of pride for the state’s agriculture industry. Her interests led her to pursue a degree in Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she graduated from in May 2018.
As Alice in Dairyland, Martin shared the story of Wisconsin’s farmers and processors with millions of consumers across the state and beyond.
Farm Wisconsin is open weekly Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular admission rates range from $8 for youth 18 and younger to $16 for adults. Family memberships provide free admission for a year, as well as other benefits, and cost $80. More information—including expanded holiday hours—can be found at farmwisconsin.org.
About Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center is a state-of-the-art, interactive agricultural education center located in Manitowoc County. Farm Wisconsin connects visitors’ curiosity to the wonder of Wisconsin farming and provides guests with a better understanding of their food sources and their importance. The center features 10,000 square feet of hands-on learning opportunities, and a birthing barn where visitors may watch calves being born daily. The center was named to Time for Kids’ World’s 50 Coolest Places of 2019.