Walworth County Farm Technology Days July 2016

 

 

Learn where milk comes from at the Snudden Family farm during Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2016. Tour the farm and attend events. Photo credit: Cam Evans Flickr

Learn where milk comes from at the Snudden Family farm during Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2016. Tour the farm and attend events. Photo credit: Cam Evans Flickr

 

One of America’s largest agricultural trade shows — Farm Technology Days 2016 — will take place in Walworth County in southeastern Wisconsin. Each year, a different county in Wisconsin hosts this annual event. The Steve Snudden Family farm, south of Lake Geneva in the town of Zenda, is hosting the trade show from Tuesday July 19 through Thursday July 21. The hours are 9 AM – 4 PM daily. 

 

2016 marks the 62nd year of the popular event. During its three-day run, the organizers expect over 70,000 people to attend. There are about 600 booths hosted by farming experts, commercial vendors, and others. One of the most interesting experiences is the farm tour. Tours start at 9:30 AM and the last tram leaves at 3 PM. Each tour lasts about 40 minutes and the trams run continuously throughout the day.

 

People interested in agriculture and modern dairy procedures will enjoy the tour of the Snudden farm. The 1,700-head dairy farm sits on about 3,000 acres in the lush farmland south of Geneva Lake. The Snudden family members and 29 workers operate a full farm system from raising crops, such as alfalfa, corn, and wheat, to pasteurizing milk for their calf facility. The tour highlights several aspects of the farm including:

  • 1500-head heifer and calf facility
  • 500-head free-stall barn
  • Feed storage
  • Milking parlor
  • New sand separation facility
  • Waste management system

 

Read about field demos and more on next page…


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