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2011 Farm Technology Days by the numbers

(From UW-Extension’s News and Ideas blog)

2011 Farm Technology Days by the numbers

60,000 estimated visitors July 12-14
$1,863 raised through auctions for Farm Tech Days funds
1,500 dedicated volunteers
$1,123 raised through auctions for Merrill tornado disaster relief
850 acres owned by hosts
500 pleased commercial exhibitors
250 (calm despite crowds) cows milked twice a day
146 tents in “Tent City” exhibit area
110 well water samples tested by UW-Extension staff
100 educational exhibits and tours
95 inch tall and wide burdock first in Biggest Weed Contest
69-76 degrees and dry except for closing day minor sprinkles
57 years of the event (formerly Farm Progress Days)
47 mph winds damaged tents July 1
10 model buildings constructed on-site
6 food tents incorporated Wisconsin products
4-plus miles of streets on Seehafer Acres
3 4-H STEM experiments engaging youth
2 gardens planted by UW-Extension Master Gardeners volunteers
1 barn quilt painted to thank hosts Ken and Karen Seehafer
View Farm Tech Days photos and video at www.facebook.com/uwex.uwc.

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