Registration open for WALSAA Farm Technology Days Picnic

CALS and Farm & Industry Short Course graduates are invited to attend the annual Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association (WALSAA) Farm Technology Days Picnic, in Sun Prairie, Wis. The event will be held 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the Renk Seed Farms. New this year, guests will enjoy fresh pork chop sandwiches from Wyttenbach meats, grilled on-site with Renk’s famous “secret” seasoning. The usual picnic sides, along with water, soda and beer, will also be available. Tickets are just $20 per person. Please register and pay in advance at Walk-ins welcome, but RSVP’s are appreciated as large crowds are expected.

The Renks are serving as the signature sponsor for the event, and several family members will lead guided tours of the newly expanded Renk Seed Processing Facility.

The 2015 Farm Technology Days host farm is located at Statz Bros. Dairy, owned and operated by Joe, Wes, and Troy Statz along with their families, located just outside of Sun Prairie in Dane County. Follow highway 19 towards Marshall and watch for directional signage. Don’t forget to stop by the UW Alumni tent (Tent City: 6th St. E and Wisconsin Ave.) at 1 p.m. on August 26 for a CALS-hosted reception.

The WALSAA picnic site is located 7 miles north of the FTD site. The Renk Seed Farm address is 6809 Wilburn Road, Sun Prairie. The easiest way to get from FTD to the picnic site is to take County Road VV north crossing Hwy 151. Turn left on E. Branch Road and then the first left on to Wilburn Road.

Picnic volunteers are needed. If you would like volunteer to help the day of, please contact Maria Woldt at (608) 438-1994 or

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