The Wisconsin Association of Fairs
and the Wisconsin State Fair are proud to introduce Isabella Haen as the 2018
Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs. She was selected from a field of 36 talented
contestants from county and district fairs throughout Wisconsin at the annual
Wisconsin Association of Fairs Convention in January.
representing the Kewaunee County Fair, is the daughter of Matt Haen and Coleen
Blizel of Casco, Wis., Haen is a recent graduate of Fox Valley Technical
College where she earned a degree in Agriculture Business and Science
Technology. She currently works as a Herdsperson at Kinnard Farms Inc., where
she is responsible for the well-being of 7,200 animals.
Throughout high school, she was heavily
involved with FFA by serving as an officer for three years and participating in
almost every activity. These experiences helped her grow as an individual, as
did the opportunity to run for Wisconsin State FFA Office, but received
runner-up. She has also participated in her local 4-H program for 10 years and
continues to help out the current youth showing. She states, “I wouldn’t trade
the people I've met throughout the years and the experience for anything.” After
this great Fairest journey, she wishes to get a job in the Ag Communications
and Marketing field. She states, “I love taking care of the animals, but feel my
strong suit is being a voice for Agriculture.”
The Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs
program was designed to select an ambassador for the Wisconsin Association of
Fairs, which represents all 76 Wisconsin county, district and state fairs. This
year marked the 52nd crowning of the Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs.
the Fairest of the Fairs travels throughout Wisconsin promoting the
educational, agricultural, social, cultural and commercial opportunities
available at our state’s great fairs. It is a position of responsibility to the
citizens of Wisconsin and the winner must showcase excellent speaking, writing
and listening skills as well as organization, professionalism, time management
and above all, a passion for Wisconsin’s fair industry.
serve a one-year term beginning immediately, and her responsibilities will
include making appearances at fairs throughout the state, working with media
and promoting the importance of Wisconsin’s fair and agriculture industries.
she will serve as hostess of the 2018 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S.
Cellular, which will take place Aug. 2-12. This includes greeting fairgoers and
special guests, performing as master of ceremonies for several events during
the fair, participating in various contests and representing the fair during
select media appearances.