Field demonstrations will focus on the newest technology and one of the oldest techniques used on today's farms. Field demonstrations will run at the same time all three days: 10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Specific field locations will be confirmed closer to the date of the show; please check www.outagamiefarmtech.com or our Facebook page for updates.
Each day, visitors may see demonstrations in both mornings and afternoons of swathing, merging & chopping, square and round bale baling, and bale wrapping. Variable rate manure application and field tiling will be demonstrated in both mornings and afternoons daily. Equipment ride & drives will be held during all hours of the show and will include
- A self-propelled sprayer
- Skid steers including one with an attachment for a rock picker
- A compost turner
- Plus additional equipment.
According to Paul Knutzen, committee chair for field demonstrations, field tiling demonstrations were in high demand due to wet field conditions in the past years. "Farmers are trying to get the most out of every acre and tiling demonstrations can show them how to move water off the fields and increase production," Knutzen said. The demo will show how GPS tiling can save time and money installing new tile these days.
Demonstrations in variable rate manure application will be tied to the latest technology available to farmers today: GPS mapping. The demonstration will show how manure application uses soil sampling done by GPS mapping to put different densities of manure in areas of the field that require more enrichment.
For a specialized demonstration on Thursday, July 19 only, Jeff Hegg will demonstrate hoof trimming at 10:00 a.m. and noon at Sugar Creek Farm. He will trim hooves on up to three cows during each session which will be located just south of the bunker silo. Trams will be available for transportation.
Daily tours of Sugar Creek Farm will take off via tram approximately every five minutes, depending on the number of people. Tour highlights include:
- Stops at the special needs barn and calf barn
- A stop at the farm's sand storage unit and explanation of the sand separator
- A stop and explanation of the farm's leaching containment area
- A stop at the feed storage area and bunker silos.
There will be no public tours of Heideman Family Farms.
Source: Wisconsin Farm Technology Days