LA CROSSE, WI
The Midwest Farm Show continues to provide a showcase of farm implements and products of interest to farmers in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.
This year's 38th annual show will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 13-14, at the La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI.
New farm machinery and related agricultural products will be occupy some 60,000-square feet of indoor floor space. On-hand will be 300 company reps supportive of good farming practices. Daily show hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This year's on-stage guest will be licensed falconer and DNR Wildlife Technician Chris Cold. His presentations will be held at 11 a..m. and 1 p.m. daily, and will focus on backyard habitat. Cold will conclude each session with the showing of two live creatures.
At noon each day, Rob Richard of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation will present an update on 'Implements of Husbandry.'
Back again is Riverland Energy's safety demonstrations that will center on power line safety. Demos will be conducted hourly beginning at 10:30 a.m. each day.
For general health and wellness, Gundersen Health System invites show-goers to participate in blood pressure and bone density screenings, hearing tests, and skin cancer exams.
Also on site will be a display featuring implements and tractors of the past, sponsored by the Beaches Corner Classic Club.
Admission to the show and parking is free. The show is coordinated by North Country Enterprises of Wisconsin. For more information, call 715-289-4632.