The skies were overcast but a cool north wind brought relief from the heat and humidity of the previous two days as Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 entered its third and final day.

Tuesday was sunny and hot, and Wednesday began with rain but ended with partly sunny skies and temperatures again in the 80s. For Thursday’s finale the humidity broke and temperatures were in the low 70s.

County Board Chairman Robert Weidner was volunteering as a shuttle driver around the grounds; he said he’s met a lot of interesting people that way.


Under the watchful eye of UW-Extension agent Annie Deutsch (blue jacket), visitors to Farm Technology Days check an alfalfa patch for leafhoppers.

Attendance dropped off a bit Wednesday because of the early weather, but Weidner said it was a good day for many of the businesses that are looking for new clients during Wisconsin’s largest annual agricultural exhibition.

“They told me that Wednesday was actually better than Tuesday as far as interested commercial contacts,” he said.

Thousands of people again descended upon the vast tent city assembled on a 60-acre field at Ebert Enterprises LLC southwest of Algoma. Another 100 acres was set aside for parking.

Executive Committee chair Amber Hewett said they’ve received compliments about how well-run this year’s show has been.

“I had several people tell me, ‘Your volunteers are awesome. They’re so friendly, they’re so enthusiastic, it really sets the tone for the whole experience,’” Hewett said.

Farm Technology Days continues through 4 p.m. Thursday.