Wisconsin Farm Technology Days runs July 21-23

Wisconsin's agriculture economy is dominated by dairy.
Wisconsin's agriculture economy is dominated by dairy.
The 2009 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, the state's largest outdoor agricultural show, will run July 21023 at the Crave Brothers Farm located in Waterloo, Wisconsin at the southern edge of Dodge County.

The annual three-day event showcases the latest technology in production agriculture to approximately 80,000 visitors.

More than 600 commercial exhibitors will demonstrate products in the latest technologies and farm equipment, including mowing, raking, merging, harvesting, baling and transport equipment along with manure system application and management.

The University of Wisconsin Extension will offer instruction on applications of recent research in livestock production, milk quality, weed control, forage handling and storage, home landscaping and gardening.

Tours will be offered of the Crave Brothers Farm - a modern dairy with a high producing Holstein herd - and the Crave Brothers Classics Farmstead cheese factory. The factory uses energy derived from biogas produced by an automated manure digester.

About 20 percent of Dodge County's workforce of 48,000 people are employed in agriculture, which accounts for 28 percent of the county's total economy, according to the University of Wisconsin.