LOYAL – Wisconsin Farm Expertise Days, like many different occasions, has confronted severe challenges over the previous two years, having to cancel the 2020 present and diminished the scale of tent metropolis final 12 months.
Opening day of the 2022 present, nevertheless, welcomed hundreds of enthusiastic attendees from throughout Wisconsin and neighboring states to a tent metropolis that was principally again to its regular measurement.
Not even a heavy rain the earlier afternoon might dampen the spirits of the attendees, exhibitors and volunteers who had been able to kick off the the 2022 present at 9 a.m. July 12. These coming into tent metropolis had been handled to vivid sunshine and temperatures within the mid-60s.
The opening ceremonies at 9:30 set the stage for 3 days of fun-filled leisure and many academic alternatives.
Longtime farm broadcaster Bob Meyer, who additionally chaired the Publicity & Media Committee, served as grasp of ceremonies.
The Loyal Excessive Faculty refrain sang the Nationwide Anthem and present Alice in Dairyland Taylor Schaefer led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Wisconsin Division of Agriculture, Commerce and Client Safety Secretary Randy Romanski famous that the historical past of agriculture in Clark County dates again to the late 1800s, and that the county has since turn out to be considered one of Wisconsin’s prime counties for dairy manufacturing.
“In 2021, Clark County boasted the second highest variety of cattle in all Wisconsin counties,” he stated. “The world additionally helps all kinds of agricultural alternatives – the whole lot from greenhouses to greens which are bought at native stands. Clark County ships dairy merchandise and grain all through North America.
“The agricultural basis of Clark County is powerful. It’s historical past can be a part of its future, and that’s one thing for all of us to stay up for,” Romanski stated. “This week now we have the prospect to have a good time this vital connection between the previous and the longer term. And it’s the accountability of these of us in state authorities to help wherever potential to maintain the way forward for agriculture vivid.”
“We’ll proceed to advocate for dairy and meat processing, county conservation efforts, and farmer psychological well being and effectively being,” he assured.
Chuck Rueth, government chairperson for the 2022 Wisconsin Farm Expertise Days, launched the two-dozen members of the WFTD Government Committee, and likewise thanked lots of of volunteers, noting the present’s $2million price range is in succesful palms.
“This the primary time in 4 years we’re having area demos. Additionally we had six candidates to host this present and every considered one of them might have finished it,” he stated.
On behalf of the host households, Dennis Roehl welcomed all these attending this 12 months’s present. “We actually admire you coming to the present,” he stated. “This has been an extended, lengthy journey – quite a bit longer than what I used to be advised it was going to be.
“You recognize your spouse actually loves you when she permits you to host Farm Expertise Days,” he smiled. “Individuals have stated that it takes a village to lift a baby, but it surely takes a devoted county to placed on Farm Expertise Days, and I thanks all for doing this.”
Gov. Tony Evers offered an official proclamation to Dennis & Suzie Roehl proclaiming July 12-14 as Farm Expertise Days all through the state of Wisconsin.
The proclamation acknowledged that Farm Expertise Days is the biggest agricultural present in Wisconsin and one of many largest within the nation attracting hundreds of attendees and lots of of exhibitors yearly.
“The occasion gives a chance for folks of all ages to tour farms, attend area demonstrations, converse with exhibitors and discover careers and agriculture and associated fields, and see the most recent agricultural improvements in motion.”