Wisconsin’s Farm Technology Days to highlight drones, baleage equipment

Wisconsin’s Farm Technology Days begins in five weeks near Cadott in Chippewa County, and will feature new technology like drones, and some of the smaller forage equipment.

This year’s show is hosted by farmer Jamie Close and his family along with their neighbors at Chippewa Valley Music Festivals. Jamie tells Brownfield, “The tent city is going to be mostly on the music fest area. We own the property around it, so some of tent city will spill over onto ours. It’s going to be a joint effort.”

Matthew Holub and his father Dan are handling field demonstrations, which are taking tight budgets and wet field conditions into consideration. “The mowing, tedding, raking, merging and baling in the mornings, and then in the afternoon, we’ll do wrapping demonstrations, both the line wrappers and individual wrappers, as well as combination balers.”

Charley Walker with the Chippewa Valley Economic Development Corporation is on this year’s committee. He says, “You get to sample different types of food, and you’re going to see some aquaponics. You’re going to see some drones. You’re going to see some cool tractors. You’re just going to get a great opportunity to connect. There’s going to be things for the kids to do.”

Farm Technology Days runs August 13th through the 15th near Cadott, Wisconsin.

Audio: Farm Technology Days Host Family Jamie, Renee, and Taren Close

Audio: Farm Technology Days Manager Anna Maenner

Audio: Chippewa Valley Economic Development’s Charlie Walker discusses preparing for this year’s Farm Technology Days event

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