MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection has named a Waupaca-native as its 67th Alice in Dairyland.

Zoey Brooks, a recent UW-Madison graduate with a degree in Animal Science, will tour the state for the next year promoting the importance of agriculture to classrooms and various events.

The sixth-generation farmer says she hopes to "motivate others to make their own unique connections to Wisconsin agriculture."

Brooks was the Dane County Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom coordinator and director at-large for her Collegiate Farm Bureau. She interned with the Food Export Association of the Midwest and UW-Extension.

For her service, Brooks will earn $40,000 plus travel expenses during her contract year. She will drive an E-85 flex-fuel Chevrolet Tahoe from the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association to promote the state’s ethanol industry.

While working, Brooks will wear a 14-carat gold and platinum brooch or tiara featuring amethysts and citrines, gems indigenous to Wisconsin.