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EAU CLAIRE

The Granddaddy of regional farm shows — the Eau Claire Farm Show — will take on a whole new look for its 53rd year of providing Wisconsin farmers with an expanded display of new equipment and ag products.

The history of the farm show dates back to 1963 when Northern States Power Company conducted an Electric Power Show at the Northern Wisconsin Fairgrounds. Upon completion of London Square Mall, the farm show moved to Eau Claire as an annual spring event.

This year's show will be held at the Menards Conference Center on March 8-9. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, with free admission.

The farm show will offer health clinics by St. Joseph/Sacred Heart hospitals, a silent auction to benefit the FFA, and daily shows by wildlife educator Martha Herbert of Creature Encounters. Her live raptor shows are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. both days.

The Eau Claire Farm Show brings together over 200 representatives of farm manufacturers and distributors that are committed to farming success.

The Eau Claire Farm Show is the second longest running regional farm show in Wisconsin and is one of four shows coordinated by North Country Enterprises of Wisconsin.

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