Cadott prepares for Wisconsin Farm Know-how Days

Wisconsin Farm Know-how Days is coming to Cadott subsequent month, and organizers are busy making ready for this 12 months’s extremely anticipated occasion showcasing the most recent farm applied sciences.

Attendees can anticipate an immersive expertise devoted to serving to farmers meet the challenges of the twenty first century.

Set to unfold Aug. 13-15 at Shut Farms in Cadott, Wisconsin Farm Know-how Days will supply almost 500 distributors, every showcasing the most recent in farm applied sciences at 24447 Freeway S.







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Marshfield Drones proprietor Nick Wayerski helps Amber Gonske use a drone on Monday at Shut Farms in Cadott.


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The present, anticipated to attract an viewers of round 50,000 guests, will function interactive demonstrations, academic seminars and workshops. The occasion is the most important agricultural present in Wisconsin and options the work of a whole lot of devoted volunteers because it rotates to a brand new group annually.

Jamie and Renee Shut are internet hosting the occasion at Shut Farms alongside the neighboring Chippewa Valley Music Festivals grounds. The occasion may have actions at each the farm and pageant grounds.

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The situation is understood for internet hosting different giant gatherings in Chippewa County, comparable to Rock Fest and Hoofbeat, previously referred to as Nation Fest.

Robust curiosity in occasion

Chippewa County Financial Growth Company government director Charlie Walker mentioned organizers have offered out of economic area with 497 distributors scheduled to point out up Aug. 13.

“It’s an excellent indication there may be curiosity. It’s what we felt we might accommodate. It’s an excellent signal,” Walker mentioned.

Jerry Clark, Chippewa County UW-Extension affiliate professor, mentioned the occasion is in excessive demand and he finds that encouraging.







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Jerry Clark, Chippewa County UW-Extension affiliate professor, speaks about agriculture at a Wisconsin Farm Know-how Days media occasion at Shut Farms in Cadott on Monday.


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“All the things’s been offered. That sort of is an effective indication that the curiosity, not less than from the business commerce present, may be very, very optimistic. There’s one thing any individual desires to see, hopefully they see it right here,” Clark mentioned.

Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Commerce, and Shopper Safety Randy Romanski mentioned Wisconsin Farm Know-how Days highlights how agriculture and farming has advanced. He mentioned the showcase helps farmers proceed their story by means of schooling, networking and the sharing of applied sciences for farming.

“One in 9 individuals in Wisconsin has a job associated to agriculture. Farm know-how is widely known and also you all get to sort of assist inform that story. The beauty of occasions like that is telling the story of agriculture,” Romanski mentioned. “It’s an effective way to rejoice the previous, current and way forward for Wisconsin agriculture.”

Meals vans to roll in

Walker mentioned a crew of volunteers have labored to get the host farm prepared. The three-day outside occasion is the one farm present of its measurement within the U.S. organized by and run fully by volunteers.







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Charlie Walker and Jeramy Williams stand by an indication for Wisconsin Farm Know-how Days at Shut Farms in Cadott on Monday.


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This 12 months’s present will function 19 meals vans in a serious change for Farm Know-how Days. In previous years, meals tents have been run by a whole lot of volunteers.

“I believe what is going on to be attention-grabbing is the meals vans,” Clark mentioned. “Up to now, we at all times had six tents stocked with a variety of volunteers, but it surely’s onerous to get them. I believe that is an progressive strategy to attempt to handle that, a pleasant new twist.”

Organizers mentioned Monday that it used to take 1,500 volunteers to place the present on. This 12 months they can scale back that quantity to 400 volunteers, largely as a consequence of meals vans changing the meals tents.

Whereas meals is a crucial facet to any multi-day occasion, the present is concentrated on highlighting the most recent developments in manufacturing agriculture, together with sensible purposes for farming, current analysis findings and technological developments within the business.

Attendees will see exhibitions of state-of-the-art farm equipment, and main producers will showcase their newest tools.

As well as, event-goers may have entry to academic seminars and workshops. Space consultants will conduct informative classes masking a variety of matters, together with precision farming, sustainable practices, crop administration and extra.

Interactive area demonstrations

Interactive demonstrations will also be anticipated on the occasion. Reside demonstrations of the most recent farm applied sciences will enable contributors to see innovation in motion.

Matthew Holub is overseeing area demonstrations this 12 months. He mentioned a full set of demonstrations is deliberate.

“Mowing, tedding, raking, merging and baling within the mornings, after which within the afternoon, we’ll do wrapping demonstrations, each the road wrappers and particular person wrappers, in addition to mixture balers,” Holub mentioned.

Holub mentioned this 12 months there won’t be a wheat harvest demonstration as a result of they’ll have to reap the wheat earlier than the present. However there shall be loads of different demos, he mentioned.

This 12 months’s demonstrations might give attention to a few of the smaller applied sciences utilized by small farmers quite than giant, flashy tools that could be impractical for smaller operations.







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Drones shall be one of many many technological advances on demonstration in the course of the Wisconsin Farm Know-how Days at Shut Farms in Cadott from Aug. 13-15.


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One new know-how turning into extensively out there is drones.

“The drone demonstration must be excellent. Drone know-how is rising yearly,” Holub mentioned.

Drones

Wisconsin Farm Know-how Days exhibits off a few of the newest know-how utilized in agriculture, comparable to how drones can be utilized for farming.

Jeramy Williams is the proprietor of American Drone. His firm shall be on website at Wisconsin Farm Know-how Days to debate drone capabilities and aerial purposes.

He mentioned drones are more and more used within the agricultural world alongside different industries like forestry, orchards and meals plots.

Attendees of the Wisconsin Farm Know-how Days present can participate in demonstrations with drones on an impediment course.

“So that they’ll be capable of fly these drones and see how that works and the way straightforward they’re to make use of in agriculture,” Williams mentioned.

Amber Gonske of WJMC in Rice Lake tried out one of many drones Monday with the help of Marshfield Drones proprietor Nick Wayerski.







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Marshfield Drones proprietor Nick Wayerski demonstrates how a drone can profit farmers Monday at Shut Farms in Cadott. Wayerski helps to placed on drone exhibits throughout Wisconsin Farm Know-how Days in Cadott from Aug. 13-15.


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”It was difficult. It was attention-grabbing,” she mentioned. “It was enjoyable, too.”

There are two ways in which Williams mentioned farmers can simply use drones.

“One is sensor drones so we are able to really eyeball the crops and we are able to get their crop well being very, in a short time over giant areas,” Williams mentioned. “Then if there’s a downside or sure crops want diet or one thing like that, we have now massive spraying and spreading drones. You may really exit and put the product on the sector.”

Drones can be utilized to ship fertilizer, pesticides and canopy crops.

Spraying and spreading drones are massive enterprise for Williams. He mentioned he’s in it with purchasers all through all of their drone schooling if wanted.

“We’ll begin at first and go all the best way to the tip, the place they’re snug utilizing drones. They’re secure, efficient and environment friendly for agriculture use.”

His firm additionally helps farmers and different customers grow to be distant pilots to allow them to use the know-how safely and legally.

Annual occasion

Farm Know-how Days is hosted by a distinct farm annually. It was first held in Waupaca County in 1954.

Chippewa County final hosted the occasion in 2004 exterior of Bloomer, when it was referred to as Farm Progress Days.

In 2021 it was held at Huntsinger Farms in Eau Claire. Huntsinger Farms welcomed over 52,000 individuals to the 66th Wisconsin Farm Know-how Days.

The 2022 Wisconsin Farm Know-how Days present was held on Roehl Acres of Loyal in Clark County. Sauk County hosted the occasion in 2023.

In 2025, Wisconsin Farm Know-how Days will happen in Waupaca County. No Joke Dairy will function the positioning of the 2026 Wisconsin Farm Know-how Days, positioned in central Wisconsin close to Stratford.

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