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Farm Technology Days Saw Record 52,000 Visitors

over 1,500 volunteers, 520 exhibitors made huge ag show a success

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

MOOO-VE OVER, PLEASE. Wisconsin Farm Technology days was a hit for humans and bovines alike.
MOOO-VE OVER, PLEASE. Wisconsin Farm Technology days was a hit for humans and bovines alike. Go here for a bumper crop of photos of the event.

Last week’s Wisconsin Farm Technology Days saw a record attendance, as Eau Claire's Huntsinger Farms welcomed more than 52,000 visitors to the 66th annual event. 

This three-day event – the largest agriculture show in the state – “shattered attendance projections,” according to a media release.

“We built it and they came,” said Mike Gintner, chair of the Eau Claire County executive committee for the show. “We are still tallying all the numbers, but the early reports exceeded even our aggressive expectations. We are so grateful for the huge support from our attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, and sponsors. This show will have a big impact in Eau Claire County and the Greater Chippewa Valley for years to come.”

Here are a few notable numbers from Farm Tech Days:


52,000

number of visitors at Huntsinger Farms over the three-day event 

1,532 

number of volunteers 

520

number of exhibitors 

26

number of states represented 

10,000+

number of kids and families who walked the chip trail through the exhibits to learn about different aspects of area agriculture

3,837

number of people who were shuttled by 16 busses for tour of Huntsinger Farms Horseradish Farm, Nellie’s Holsteins Dairy Farm, and Ferguson’s Orchards

20

number of teenagers who competed in The Wisconsin FFA Tractor Driving Contest

10,000+

number of hamburger, pulled pork, cheese, bacon, coleslaw, and horseradish sauce sandwiches that were eaten over the three days


The 2022 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days show will be held on Roehl Acres of Loyal in Clark County, July 12-14, 2022. For more information, visit www.wifarmtechdays.org