Wisconsin Farm Technology Days
The Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the nation. The three-day outdoor event showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture, including many practical applications of recent research findings and technological developments. Each year, it is held in a different Wisconsin county – on a different host family farm.
Kewaunee County is excited to be hosting the 2017 Farm Technology Days. Kewaunee has diverse agriculture which provides 2,058 jobs, about 20.7% of the county’s workforce and contributes $423.9 million in economic activity, more than 25% of the county’s total economic activity. The county has more than 176,735 acres, or 81%, used as farming ground. This includes cropland, rangeland, pasture, tree farms, and farm forests. Sales of Christmas trees, fruits and vegetables, greenhouse, nursery and floriculture add strong agriculture impact totaling $2.1 million per year. Leading the list of agriculture impact is milk at $190 million per year followed by grain at $33.95 million per year.
Agriculture in the county is extremely diverse, and in addition to dairy and grain, includes a wide range of livestock and horticultural crops. The direct marketing of vegetables, meat and poultry, cheese, and fruits is a rapidly growing segment of Kewaunee agriculture.