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ALGOMA – Staff from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture,
Trade and Consumer Protection will be available to answer questions and provide
information to visitors at the 2017 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, scheduled
July 11-13 in Kewaunee County.
"Farm Technology Days allows farmers and consumers to talk
one-on-one with us about current issues and concerns," says DATCP
Secretary Ben Brancel. "We look forward to meeting with visitors to
discuss topics from nutrient management to consumer protection and provide
information about available services for farms and businesses. Each year I look
forward to attending the event to hear from the agricultural community, share
information about the program and services provided by DATCP, and see the
latest in ag technology and learn about advances in research and production.”
Farm Technology Days is being hosted July 11-13 this year by
Kewaunee County at Ebert Enterprises in Algoma. The show runs from 9:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. each day.
This year, DATCP will have three booths in the Progress
Pavilion, located in Tent City on the Farm Tech Days grounds. One booth will be
a general DATCP booth where staff will answer questions and provide information
on a wide variety of programs administered by DATCP, from food safety and
animal health-related programs, to international exporting programs, to
services provided to farmers by DATCP’s Wisconsin Farm Center. While visiting
the booth, members of the public can try their hand at an interactive Q&A
game focusing on questions, issues and topics addressed by DATCP.
A second DATCP booth in the Progress Pavilion will provide
information on nutrient management programs and services, including
Producer-Led Watershed Protection grants intended to help farmers find
solutions best suited for their particular watersheds and increase farmer
participation in these voluntary efforts. Nutrient management staff will also challenge attendees to a game of
“manure toss” to learn more about pesticide and fertilizer application. A
third booth in the Progress Pavilion will be manned by staff from the Wisconsin
Agricultural Statistics Service.
In the Family Living Tent, Bureau of Consumer Protection staff
will answer questions about common consumer complaints such as telemarketing,
landlord/tenant issues and identity theft. Consumers will be able to take home
information to protect themselves against common scams.
Learn more about Farm Technology Days at http://www.wifarmtechnologydays.com/.
Connect with DATCP on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, and find all of DATCP's
services on the website at https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Homepage.aspx