Franke is the 19 year old daughter
of Scott and Laura Franke of Oakfield. She will be a sophomore this Fall at the
University of Wisconsin – Madison where she is majoring in Dairy Science.
There, she is a member of the Association of Women in Agriculture, Badger Dairy
Club and Collegiate Farm Bureau. Franke was a long time member of the Green
Valley 4-H Club and Oakfield FFA where she served in numerous leadership roles.
A long time Fair exhibitor, Franke
is now looking forward to sharing her passion for agriculture and the Fair with
others. She hopes to spread the message that the Fair has something to offer
every member of the family, and that while agriculture is a big part of the
Fair, there is so much more to do and see.
Franke will be the recipient of a
$750 scholarship provided by Horicon Bank as she represents the Fond du Lac
County Fair for the next year. In January, she will represent the county in the
Wisconsin Association of Fairs State Fairest of the Fair competition, where she
will go through multiple rounds of interviews, on-stage speaking opportunities,
a semi-finals and finals competition.