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Alice in Dairyland to Do Christmas Tree Cutting Ceremony Tuesday

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection invites media professionals to join 70th Alice in Dairyland Crystal Siemers-Peterman and Adams County students when Siemers-Peterman helps cut down a Christmas tree to mark the start of the 2017 Christmas tree season. The event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1 p.m., at Ginter Tree Farms, 1884 County Rd N, Friendship WI 53934.

A group of Adams County fifth-graders will spend the day with Alice in Dairyland learning about Wisconsin agriculture and the Christmas tree industry at Ginter Tree Farms, a family-owned Wisconsin farm producing cut-your-own and fresh-cut Christmas trees, and wreaths, garland, and boughs. Additional education stations will also be hosted by the Adams County DNR and FFA chapter.

The Christmas tree cutting by Alice in Dairyland is held each year on a different Wisconsin tree farm. The annual tree-cutting is sponsored by the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association.

Alice in Dairyland is a contract employee of DATCP and serves one year as Wisconsin’s agricultural ambassador educating media, students and communities about the state’s $88 billion agriculture industry. This event will be one of many in the next several months leading up to the selection of the 71st Alice in Dairyland May 17-19, 2018 in Adams County.

Wisconsin is the nation’s fifth-largest Christmas tree producer, with an annual harvest of more than 600,000 trees valued at more than $16 million. There are more than 850 Christmas tree farms in the state, covering more than 23,600 acres.

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