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Jefferson County becoming Farm Tech Days favorite

December 13, 2018

JEFFERSON — It will be a bit like Bill Murray’s classic movie “Ground Hog Day” when Jefferson County again hosts Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Inc. (WFTD) in 2021.

The repeat performance of the event was announced this morning by officials at the Jefferson County Fair Park, where the event will be held.

The 2019 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days will be held in Jefferson County July 23-25 at Walter Grain Farms, Johnson Creek.

Farm technology days, which is the largest outdoor farm show in Wisconsin, is proud to continue the 60 year plus tradition, according to Matt Glewen, WFTD general manager and Amy Listle of the Jefferson County Fair Park.

“There were two sites under consideration to host the 2021 show, the Iola Old Car Show Grounds located in Iola, and the Jefferson County Fair Park,” Glewen said. “Both sites offered spacious grounds for the commercial and education portions of the show, as well as nearby farmland for the popular field demonstrations.”

According to Glewen, the 2021 show, tentatively scheduled for the last week in July, will be unique, in that unlike past shows that were organized and run by host counties, the Jefferson show will be conducted by Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Inc., the statewide organization.

The show will return to a county-hosted show with its move to Clark County in 2022. Dates have yet to be established.

Addressing the 2019 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days to be held at Walter Grain Farms, Johnson Creek, Glewen said the Walter family, which also hosted the show in 1984, have been an instrumental piece of the planning for the show. The event will be run by more than 1,200 Jefferson County volunteers.

“Although the organization of the show in 2021 will run differently, it is still a great honor to have it return to Jefferson County,” Listle, Marketing/Administrative Assistant of the Jefferson County Fair Park, said.

The Jefferson County Fair Park is home to more than 200 events year-round.

“Several events are similar in size to the amount of attendance that Farm Technology Days will bring, such as, the Jefferson County Fair and Madison Classics Car Shows.” Listle said.

The 2020 show will be held in Eau Claire County July 21-23 at the Silver Springs Horse Radish Farms located just south of the city of Eau Claire.