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Farm Technology Days Coming to Pierce County

It was great to have the opportunity to attend this year’s Farm Technology Days this week that was held at the Crave Brothers Farm in Dodge County. The Crave Brothers Farm is an impressive operation that milks a herd of 950 cows, operates a 20,000 square foot cheesemaking facility, and employs 145 workers. Crave Brothers Farm has won several awards for their quality cheeses.

It’s exciting that Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, the largest agricultural exposition in the state, will be coming to Pierce County in 2010 and will be hosted by the Roger and Bev Peterson Family farm. The annual three-day event showcases the latest technology in agriculture and is a collaborative effort by Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, UW-Extension, and the host county.

More than 1,000 commercial exhibitors were featured at this year’s exhibition, with an estimated 80,000 attendees. There is a lot of excitement in our area for next year’s Farm Technology Days, as it will provide an opportunity to showcase agriculture in our area and will bring in many visitors and exhibitioners to Pierce County and the region.