The 51st Eau Claire Farm Show will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 4-5 at the Indoor Sports Center.
Manufacturers and distributors of farm machinery and equipment from a seven-state area will be in attendance to demonstrate and show new products. The daily show hours are 9a.m.-3:30 p.m. with free admission and entertainment.
Special events include free health clinics by St. Joseph/Sacred Heart hospitals, an FFA Silent Auction, and a Wildlife in Wisconsin presentation by licensed falconer Chris Cold of the Department of Natural Resources at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily.
A new feature of this year's farm show includes an original work of art by Craig Syryczuk of Thorp. The woodcarver uses a chainsaw to carve various figures such as bears and eagles. He will display a double wide bench including farm scenes created for the Eau Claire show.
Another added event will be the awarding of $2,500 checks to nine area groups under the America's Farmers Grow Community program. The checks will be presented at 10 a.m. on the opening day.
The annual "Aggie Award" will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. Individuals who have greatly contributed to the success of farming and community service have been recognized since 1989 when Pat Kelliher of Eau Claire was the first recipient.
This year's "Aggie Award" will be presented to Karyn Nelson Schauf of Barron. The former Alice in Dairyland of 1977 remains active in many farm and community organizations. The award presentation will be take place at 11 a.m., March 4.
The Eau Claire Farm Show is coordinated by North Country Enterprises of Wisconsin, a sponsor of the AgrAbility program for disabled farmers.
For more information contact Steve Henry, 715-723-5061 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.