John Deere Field Connect and other industry technologies will be exhibited at the 2015 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days event, scheduled to take place August 25-27 in Sun Prairie, Wis. Field Connect is designed to monitor moisture levels and provide data to a Web-based interface, allowing farmers to irrigate accordingly.
John Deere will specifically be a part of “Innovation Square,” a segment of the event dedicated to showing new agricultural technologies. There will be 11 companies in total participating in the segment.
“Hopefully it will be a central focus of the show,” said Matt Glewen, general manager of the WFTD event. “A lot of times when people go to Farm Technology Days they see things that are pretty much the same as the previous year. This should be something that livens things up a little bit.”
Each of the “Innovation Square” exhibitors will have a 20-by-20-foot tent and space for their displays. Glewen went on to say that there will be a wide selection of cross-section technology at the event.
“There won’t be all machinery or all computer software,” he continued. “There will be a good variety.”
At WTFD, there will be approximately 600 commercial and educational exhibitors in attendance to discuss agricultural equipment and services. Several products will be on display, showcasing how they are used in livestock, dairy and crop production processes. The event has been held in 1954, and it is coordinated with volunteers, along with the University of Wisconsin-Extension office.