Welcome to Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2017! July 11-13, 2017

Published on Tue, 06/20/2017 - 2:41pm

Welcome to Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2017! July 11-13, 2017

 Article courtesy of Kewaunee County Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

 The Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the nation. The three-day outdoor event showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture, including many practical applications of recent research findings and technological developments. Each year, it is held in a different Wisconsin county – on a different host family farm.

Kewaunee County is excited to be hosting the 2017 Farm Technology Days. Kewaunee has diverse agriculture which provides 2,058 jobs, about 20.7% of the county’s workforce and contributes $423.9 million in economic activity, more than 25% of the county’s total economic activity. The county has more than 176,735 acres, or 81%, used as farming ground. This includes cropland, rangeland, pasture, tree farms, and farm forests. Sales of Christmas trees, fruits and vegetables, greenhouse, nursery and floriculture add strong agriculture impact totaling $2.1 million per year. Leading the list of agriculture impact is milk at $190 million per year followed by grain at $33.95 million per year.
Agriculture in the county is extremely diverse, and in addition to dairy and grain, includes a wide range of livestock and horticultural crops. The direct marketing of vegetables, meat and poultry, cheese, and fruits is a rapidly growing segment of Kewaunee agriculture.

Show Details:
Show Days & Times:
July 11 – 13, 2017
Tuesday – Thursday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cash Only
$8 per person at the Gate
Children 12 and under are free
FFA and 4-H students accompanied by their instruction/leader are free

Traveling to the Show:
From West or Green Bay:
North on STH 54/57 approximately 1 mile to STH 54/Algoma Road exit.  Go East on STH 54/Algoma Road.  Go approximately 17 miles to County Road K.  Turn right or East on County Road K.  Take County Road K approximately 1 mile to Farm Technology Days.  

From North or Sturgeon Bay:
Take STH 57/42 approximately 4 miles South to STH 42 split.  Turn South on ST
H 42.  Go South approximately 13 miles.  Turn right or West on STH 54.  Go approximately 3 miles to County Road D.  Turn left or South on County Road D.  Farm Technology Days is approximately a mile South of STH 54 on the left-hand side of the road.

From South or Two Rivers:
North on STH 42 approximately 37 miles to County Road D.  Turn left or North on County Road D.  Stay on County Road D approximately 3 miles to Farm Technology Days on the West side of County Road D.

Parking is free.
General Parking is located on the east and west side of Tent City.  Trams are available to transport visitors from Parking to Tent City.

Handicapped Parking:
Handicapped Parking is located closest to Tent City in all the general parking areas.  You can pick up your rented mobility carts by Admission Gate A.
When visitors are ready to leave the event, they may go to any gate, board the tram at the pickup point and be dropped off back at the various parking lots.

Mobility Rental Prices
(Payable to Hometown Mobility)
Scooters:  $50 per full day rental (reservations allowed for full day only)
Wheelchairs:  $20 per day (reservations allowed)
Wagons:  $15 per day (walk-up only)
Availability is limited, reserve online or by phone to guarantee your rental.  For last minute rentals, inquire at the Mobility Tent at Gate A, pending equipment is still available.  Courtesy carts and shuttles are available from the parking lots to the mobility rental tent.  You can reserve your unit(s) by visiting our website www.htmia.com or by phone 9 am-5pm CST daily at 1-877-928-5388 (There is a $5 call-in processing fee added to all call-in reservations).  Please call to speak to one of our friendly staff if you have any questions.  Additional details and frequently asked questions are available online at HTMIA.com.

Medical Services:
There are two First Aid Stations in Tent City.  One is located in the middle of Tent City on South Sixth Street right next to the Rural Mutual Insurance Family Living Tent.  The other is located on the south end of Tent City on First Street right next to the Ride and Drive Area.

Nursing/Baby Changing Area:
Need a baby break?  There will be an area to take care of your baby’s and small children’s needs in the Rural Mutual Insurance Family Living Tent which is on John Deere Avenue between Rural Mutual Insurance Street (North 6th Street) and South 6th Street.
ATM Machine:
Outside Headquarters on Exacto/Central Avenue between South Sixth Street and Rural Mutual Insurance Street.

Lost and Found:
Whether you lost it or found it…go to Headquarters on Exacto/Central Avenue between South Sixth St and Rural Mutual Insurance Street.

• DO ask exhibitors lots of questions
• DO enjoy the Food, especially all the items sourced locally!
• DO visit the Field Demonstrations
• DON’T smoke or bring guns or pets onto the Show Grounds
• DON’T campaign outside of purchased lots and booths
• DON’T demonstrate except in designated areas
For Show Events and Programs, Weather Alerts and Directions, Exhibitor map and more, go to the show’s app at www.wisfarmtech.info.  Download before you arrive at the show and use it throughout your visit.

Farm Tours:
This 30 minute tour will show visitors the self-feeding calf barns, the nursery and maternity barn, where you might be lucky enough to see a new calf born.  Ebert Enterprises has 12 to 15 calves born each day.  The tram will take you past the unique red round barn, which houses the 80 cow rotary milking parlor.  You will proceed past the milk storage silo and ride through one of the free stall barns, where the cows eat and relax.  On the way back to tent city, is the commodity shed where feed is stored and mixed to be fed to the cows daily.  There’s a lot to see so don’t miss out on this informational tour!
Tours are 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Last tram will be loading at 3:30pm each day.  Farm tours will be loading trams on the West side of Tent City by the UW Extension tent.