Visitors won't want to miss a number of interesting features and highlights at the 2013 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Barron County.
At the show there will be a number of small growing plots in front of the Applied Technology Center. Visitors will be able to see canola growing and there's a whole series of plots including soybeans and camelina.
"There will be some demonstrations on row spacing corn," says Barron County Extension Agriculture Agent Tim Jergenson. "We'll also compare narrow rows to conventional row spacing for corn."
There will be some small plot demonstrations comparing pre-emergence herbicides vs. post-emergence herbicides. Visitors will be able to see if there is any difference in weed control and what those differences are.
There will be a full line up of entertainment and educational programs in the Family Living Tent including presentations on estate planning and passing the family farm to the next generation.
The Weed Doctors from University of Wisconsin-Madison will be on hand to examine weeds in the Progress Pavillion. The largest weed each day will win a prize.
Visitors will not be allowed to walk through the barns due to bio-security concerns, but they can take guided tours of the farm on trams.
"One of the things people will be able to see is the Olsons have installed a new state-of-the-art manure handling system for separating solids from liquids," says Jergenson,. "It's a relatively low-cost system. They also installed a leachate control and handling system for their bunker silos. That will be part of the farm tour."