October 25, 2014

Farm Technology Days comes to Portage County

The Farm Technology Days tent city. (Photo: WSAU)

The Farm Technology Days tent city. (Photo: WSAU)

Wisconsin’s largest annual farm show begins today in Portage County. Close to 80,000 people are expected for Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, taking place just east of Plover at the Blue Top and Feltz Family farms.

The three-day show is being held a month later than normal, to allow for unique field demonstrations. It features the latest in farm equipment and technology, plus numerous demonstrations and around 600 exhibitors in a tent city.

Pete Zakrzewski of Blue Top says it took three years for the two farms to get ready. He says crop rotation was the most important thing, so visitors would not have to ride buses to see the featured potato and vegetable operations. Harvest and tillage demonstrations will take place for potatoes, sweet corn, carrots, snap-beans, cabbage, and peas.

Farm Technology Days highlights different types of farming operations at different locations each year. Last year’s show took place near Dallas in Barron County. It will be in Dane County next year, and Walworth County in 2016.

WSAU