Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Inc. Chairman, John Shutske, has announced that Jefferson County will serve as the host of the 2019 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days. The show will be held in July 2019 on a yet to be selected host farm.
Jefferson County is a strong and diversified agricultural county, ideally located from a show standpoint, in the rolling farmland of south central Wisconsin. With over 1.8 billion dollars in economic activity, and nearly 8,000 jobs created by agriculture, Jefferson County is ideally positioned to host one of the largest outdoor farm shows in the nation.
Laverne Georgson, UW-Extension Agriculture Agent in Jefferson County spearheaded the bid to host the show which was last held in Jefferson County in 1984 at the Bernard and Beverly Walter farm near Watertown. Laverne reported a great deal of enthusiasm in the county for hosting the show which is expected to feature forage production and dairying. Plans are currently underway to organize an executive committee and select a host farm.
Future Wisconsin Farm Technology Days will be held in Kewaunee County, July 11-13, 2017 and Wood County, July 10-12, 2018.