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Thousands attended Farm Technology Days in Portage County

PORTAGE COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - Great weather and big crowds graced Wisconsin's largest farm show which ended Thursday.

Thousands of people attended Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, which completed a three-day run east of Plover in Portage County.

The show was held around a month later than usual, in order to highlight the region's potato farming. Another late show is planned next year at the Statz Brothers Farm at Sun Prairie in Dane County.

Bob Wipperfurth, who heads the executive committee for that show, says it will give the hosts a chance to harvest corn silage for their large dairy operation. He also said the show's closeness to Madison will give them a chance to show state officials examples of stewardship and "responsible agriculture."

The just completed show also marked the end of Ron Schuler's official career. He's been the general manager of Farm Technology Days for the last 4 years, and has been involved with the show for 31 years. Schuler promises to return as a volunteer next year in Dane County.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)