Farmers love talking about the weather. Whether it’s checking the forecast, worrying about the amount of rain for their crops, or reminiscing about the “storm that topped them all,” it’s a topic that our rural community can always count on.
Rain is a popular topic, especially this summer. Although the forecast at first didn’t look forgiving, it turned out to be another fantastic day in Kewaunee County. I met more great business owners and saw a lot of familiar faces too.
There's one more day to join me at the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days!
In 2018 we have a lot to look forward to. One project that I can’t wait to see unveiled is Wisconsin’s Agricultural Education Center. This $13 million project will include:
A 29,000-square foot discovery center with educational displays and hands-on learning opportunities.
A birthing barn where visitors can watch calves being born
A 300-person conference center
An opportunity to tour Grotegut Farm
A café’ and country store featuring Wisconsin Products and an outdoor playground
An educational display showcasing the cutting-edge technologies used to serve growing populations around the world
AND SO MUCH MORE!
Had to get my picture with the internationally recognized and self-proclaimed “Grillologists” Mad Dog and Merrill.
I had a blast at the Rural Mutual and Farm Bureau Tent today learning about the many ways we can stay safe and save lives, especially in agriculture. From a texting and driving simulation, to learning how first-responders are being trained in agriculture-related accidents, I left learning a lot more about safety.
It’s not dirt, it’s soil. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service has an 80-foot soil pit to discuss all things conservation and soils.