Each year, the Alice in Dairyland Finals rotate to a different county. To be selected, Calumet County needed to submit an application form identifying why they wished to host the finals, resources available, potential tour and event sites, capability to find volunteers and ability to raise funds. In 2013, Calumet County will host a two-day briefing in March as well as the three-day Finals, which includes agri-business tours, question and answer sessions, interviews and selection finale.
"We are very excited to have the opportunity to showcase Calumet County's agriculture industries. The Alice program gives tremendous exposure to Wisconsin agriculture. Hosting the Alice Finals will allow our local businesses to highlight their products and services to a statewide audience," said Jennifer Meyer of Calumet County. "It's also fun to be part of an event filled with such rich history. Calumet County is proud to show our support of the Alice in Dairyland Program."
Calumet County is home to more cows than people. Located in east-central Wisconsin, agriculture generates $1.17 billion of the county's total business sales and provides over 4,000 jobs in the county. While dairy farming and dairy processing continue to be key agricultural industries in Calumet County, additional top commodities include grain and cattle and calves.