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2019 Wisconsin Farm Days to be held at Walter Grain Farms in Johnson Creek

By CPTPComm | 10:42 AM, 05/13/2019

Jefferson County is hosting Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in 2019!

The Walter Family had its start in farming in 1957 when Bud & Bev purchased 50 acres in Jefferson County’s township of Grellton. Their son Mike and his wife, Sarah, took over the farm in 1992, naming it M&S Farms. The farm and family grew quickly. In 2003 the Walters decided to rename the farm Walter Grain Farms. The 2nd and 3rd generations continue the farming tradition started by the late Bud Walter, with the 4th generation coming up fast!

The farm has been through many phases of agriculture. They began with 20 milk cows, eventually transitioning over 800 head of veal calves, feeder steers, and heifers. There was a time when family was farrowing over 350 sows. Currently, the Walters are farming over 6,000 acres of owned and rented land.

Bud and Bev Walter proudly hosted Wisconsin Farm Progress Days in 1984. The 2019 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, occurring on the same site, will mark the 35th anniversary of the first show the farm hosted. As a result, the location of the upcoming show will be one of the most well drained show sites for Farm Technology Days. In addition to their cropping operation, the Walters continue to strive and build a sustaining business which also includes drain tiling. The Walters have recently improved their facilities with a new farm equipment storage building on the main farm where Mike and Sarah reside.

Bev, Mike and Sarah, Brad and Kristi, and Adam and Heather, along with their children, are looking forward with pride and anticipation to welcoming you to their farm in 2019. They invite you to join them in celebrating the many generations of Jefferson County families that are doing their part to keep agriculture thriving in Jefferson County.

More information on 2019's Wisconsin Farm Days, taking place July 23-25th, is at http://www.wifarmtechnologydays.com/jefferson/