Water is the focus in the Education Station as Wisconsin Farm Technology Days enters its third and final day at Ebert Enterprises LLC outside Algoma.
The University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Specialist Central area will feature talks about soil health and cover crops (10 a.m.), groundwater in Kewaunee County (11 a.m.), tile system components and inlet protection (1 p.m.) and reducing nitrate losses to groundwater (2 p.m.)
Visitors to the UWEX tent can bring a cup of well water and have it tested for nitrates, among other features at the Education Station that include information about animal technology, farm and fruit management, and more.
Farm Technology Days showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture, including many practical applications of recent research findings and technological developments.
The temperatures in the 80s that greeted visitors Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to moderate Thursday, with cloudy skies and highs in the low 70s.
Six food tents and four beverage tents are staffed by volunteers from local nonprofit groups. Highlights include hamburgers that feature beef especially raised by Ebert on site for Farm Technology Days crowds, weiners from Salmon’s Meat Products, brats from Konop’s Meat Market, and savory chicken wraps made with Weinke’s Market dried cherries.
Other locally sourced treats are a salmon spread from Lafond’s Fish Market and Renard Cheese’s cheese curds and string cheese.
The grounds are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is $8.