Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017

Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 Welcome to Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days page! The three day agricultural show will be hosted by Ebert Enterprises, July 11-13, 2017.
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The Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the nation. The three-day outdoor event showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture, including many practical applications of recent research findings and technological developments. Each year, it is held in a different Wisconsin county – on a different host family farm. Kewaunee County is excited to be hosting the 2017 Farm Technology Days. Kewaunee has diverse agriculture which provides 2,058 jobs, about 20.7% of the county's workforce and contributes $423.9 billion in economic activity, more than 25% of the county's total economic activity. The county has more than 176,735 acres, or 81%, used as farming ground. This includes cropland, rangeland, pasture, tree farms, and farm forests. Sales of Christmas trees, fruits and vegetables, greenhouse, nursery and floriculture add strong agriculture impact totaling $2.1 million per year. Leading the list of agriculture impact is milk at $190 million per year followed by grain at $33.95 million per year. Agriculture in the county is extremely diverse, and in addition to dairy and grain, includes a wide range of livestock and horticultural crops. The direct marketing of vegetables, meat and poultry, cheese, and fruits is a rapidly growing segment of Kewaunee agriculture.

Coming up on the third year since the Kewaunee County Wisconsin Farm Technology Days took place, the Executive Committee...
05/21/2020

Coming up on the third year since the Kewaunee County Wisconsin Farm Technology Days took place, the Executive Committee is proud to announce the second group of students who will be receiving funds from the Second Half Scholarship Fund.

The scholarships are being awarded to any student beyond the first half of post-secondary education, in their 3rd or 4th year of college, the second year of a two-year program, or in the second half of a program. Those awarded were to have graduated from high schools including Algoma, Denmark, Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Mishicot, and Southern Door.

Students needed to meet certain requirements to apply, including they or someone from their immediate family must have been involved in Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 as a sponsor, volunteer, or vendor. They also needed to have at least a 2.5 GPA and be currently enrolled in post-secondary education school or technical study.

Those awarded include:

Algoma – Michael Moede, a graduate of Algoma High School, attending UW-Madison, a graduate student in Dairy Science.

Denmark – Jeremy Schlies, a graduate of Denmark High School, attending UW-Madison Farm & Industry Short Course, majoring in Dairy Farm Management.

Kewaunee – Brynne Wolfe, a graduate of Kewaunee High School, attending UW-Milwaukee, a graduate student in Mental Health Counseling.

Luxemburg-Casco - Taylor Paye, a graduate of Luxemburg-Casco High School, attending UW-River Falls, a pre-Veterinarian major.

Kimberly Van Donsel, a graduate of Luxemburg-Casco, attending UW-Platteville, and majoring in Animal Science.

Mishicot - Molly Thorne, a graduate of Mishicot High School, attending UW-River Falls and majoring in Agriculture Education.

A total of $6,000 was awarded in 2020, and a total of $60,000 will be awarded over a 10-year period.

#FTD2017 #GivingBack #InvestmentInTheFuture #SecondHalfScholarship

Photos courtesy of scholarship recipients.

ONE more day to apply for the second-half scholarship! Applications must be received by 11:59 PM April 15 electronically...
04/14/2020
Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017

ONE more day to apply for the second-half scholarship! Applications must be received by 11:59 PM April 15 electronically, or be postmarked by tomorrow. Don't miss out on this scholarship opportunity!

Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 continues to give back! Are you a college student or know of a college student seeking scholarships? The Kewaunee County FTD Scholarship Committee is seeking applications from student alumni from the districts including Algoma, Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Denmark, Southern Door, and Mishicot enrolled in either four or two-year colleges. Recipients will be awarded $1,000 for a total of $6,000 to be granted each year.

Six students were awarded $1,000 each in 2019, and over the next nine years, Kewaunee County FTD is looking to award these scholarships to approximately 54 more students. This scholarship is open to any student that is beyond the first half of post-secondary education, 3rd or 4th year of college, second year of a two-year program, or second half of a program. The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited school.

Applications will be accepted from February 14 - April 15, 2020. The application can be found athttps://kewaunee.extension.wisc.edu/files/2020/02/Second-Half-Scholarship-Kewaunee-County-Farm-Technology-Days-2017-fillable-PDF.pdf

For any additional questions on the application process, please email: [email protected].

#FTD2017givesback #studentscholarship #investinginthefuture #leavingalegacy #communitypride

If you are entering your second half of post-high school education, consider applying for this scholarship! There are tw...
04/02/2020
Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017

If you are entering your second half of post-high school education, consider applying for this scholarship! There are two more weeks until the deadline. Second half includes second year of short course or technical college, junior or senior year of undergraduate, graduate, and professional level education. The deadline is April 15!

Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 continues to give back! Are you a college student or know of a college student seeking scholarships? The Kewaunee County FTD Scholarship Committee is seeking applications from student alumni from the districts including Algoma, Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Denmark, Southern Door, and Mishicot enrolled in either four or two-year colleges. Recipients will be awarded $1,000 for a total of $6,000 to be granted each year.

Six students were awarded $1,000 each in 2019, and over the next nine years, Kewaunee County FTD is looking to award these scholarships to approximately 54 more students. This scholarship is open to any student that is beyond the first half of post-secondary education, 3rd or 4th year of college, second year of a two-year program, or second half of a program. The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited school.

Applications will be accepted from February 14 - April 15, 2020. The application can be found athttps://kewaunee.extension.wisc.edu/files/2020/02/Second-Half-Scholarship-Kewaunee-County-Farm-Technology-Days-2017-fillable-PDF.pdf

For any additional questions on the application process, please email: [email protected].

#FTD2017givesback #studentscholarship #investinginthefuture #leavingalegacy #communitypride

Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 continues to give back! Are you a college student or know of a college student...
02/17/2020
kewaunee.extension.wisc.edu

Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 continues to give back! Are you a college student or know of a college student seeking scholarships? The Kewaunee County FTD Scholarship Committee is seeking applications from student alumni from the districts including Algoma, Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Denmark, Southern Door, and Mishicot enrolled in either four or two-year colleges. Recipients will be awarded $1,000 for a total of $6,000 to be granted each year.

Six students were awarded $1,000 each in 2019, and over the next nine years, Kewaunee County FTD is looking to award these scholarships to approximately 54 more students. This scholarship is open to any student that is beyond the first half of post-secondary education, 3rd or 4th year of college, second year of a two-year program, or second half of a program. The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited school.

Applications will be accepted from February 14 - April 15, 2020. The application can be found athttps://kewaunee.extension.wisc.edu/files/2020/02/Second-Half-Scholarship-Kewaunee-County-Farm-Technology-Days-2017-fillable-PDF.pdf

For any additional questions on the application process, please email: [email protected].

#FTD2017givesback #studentscholarship #investinginthefuture #leavingalegacy #communitypride

The Northeastern Wisconsin Antique Power Association (NEWAPA) was a recipient of a Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days ...
09/30/2019

The Northeastern Wisconsin Antique Power Association (NEWAPA) was a recipient of a Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days grant to help build a new storage building for antique equipment on their grounds near Valmy in Door County. The new building will allow the group to accept and store antique donations.

On hand for the dedication were Amber Hewett - 2017 FTD Executive Chair, Don Rudolph - NEWAPA Vice President, Gerald Nelson - NEWAPA President, and Randy and Renee Ebert - FTD 2017 hosts. Photo taken by Aerica Bjurstrom - 2017 Executive Secretary.

#FTD2017 #CommunityPride #GivingBack

Coming up on the second year since the Kewaunee County Wisconsin Farm Technology Days took place, the Executive Committe...
04/22/2019

Coming up on the second year since the Kewaunee County Wisconsin Farm Technology Days took place, the Executive Committee is proud to announce the first group of students who will be receiving funds from the Second Half Scholarship Fund.

The scholarships are being awarded to any student beyond the first half of post-secondary education, in their 3rd or 4th year of college, second year of a two-year program or in the second half of a program. Those awarded were to have graduated from high schools including Algoma, Denmark, Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Mishicot, and Southern Door.

Students needed to meet certain requirements to apply, including they or someone from their immediate family must have been involved in Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 as a sponsor, volunteer, or vendor. They also needed to have at least a 2.5 GPA and be currently enrolled in post-secondary education school or technical study.

Those awarded include:

Algoma - Carmen Haack, a graduate of Algoma High School, attending UW-Madison, majoring in Dairy Science/Agriculture Business Management.

Denmark - Maddy Selner, a graduate of Denmark High School, attending UW-Madison, majoring in Life Science Communication and Agriculture Business Management.

Kewaunee - Michelle Kielpikowski, a graduate of Kewaunee High School, attending UW-Eau Claire, majoring in accounting/finance.

Luxemburg-Casco - Taylor Paye, a graduate of Luxemburg-Casco High School, attending UW-River Falls, pre-Veterinarian major.

Mishicot - Melissa Hanson, a graduate of Mishicot High School, attending UW-Green Bay and majoring in Mathematics Education.

Southern Door - Kordell Draves, a graduate of Southern Door High School, attending St. Norbert College and majoring in business/finance.

A total of $6,000 was awarded in 2019, and a total of $60,000 will be awarded over a 10-year period.

Congratulations to Carmen, Maddy, Michelle, Taylor, Melissa and Kordell!

#FTD2017 #GivingBack #InvestingInTheFuture #SecondHalfScholarship

*Photos provided by scholarship recipients.

We are excited to share that the 2017 Farm Technology Days Grant Committee will be awarding $89,792 in 29 individual gra...
02/15/2019

We are excited to share that the 2017 Farm Technology Days Grant Committee will be awarding $89,792 in 29 individual grants to charities and non-profits located in the Kewaunee County area.

The long-term mission of the Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017, hosted at Ebert Enterprises, was to support the Kewaunee County non-profit community when the 2017 event initially was announced.

“We are very excited to give back to the greater community with funds raised at the 2017 Kewaunee County Farm Technologies Days,” Executive Chair Amber Hewett said. “The Grant Committee is honored to award these funds to the community and organizations that showed so much support for the show. I am very pleased to have the success of our event come full circle where we can give back to those who supported our show.”

All receiving groups were required to submit an application and were vetted by the 2018 FTD Grant Committee. The following groups will be accepting donations:

- 4-H Teen Association Prom Dress Sale
- Agriculture Advocacy and Gardening Practices
- Agricultural Literacy
- Algoma Community Kitchen
- Algoma Schools - Growing Microgreens
- Algoma Pocket Park Project
- Denmark High School - Hydroponics
- Denmark Middle School Ag Education
- Emergency Air Lifting Equipment
- Freedom Inclusive Swing Set at Peterson Park
- Historical Machine Storage Building
- Holy Rosary Child Care Garden Project
- KCHCE - WI Bookworms
- Kewaunee 4-H Beef Project Fairgrounds Upgrades
- Kewaunee 4-H Dairy Committee Fairgrounds Upgrades
- Kewaunee 4-H Goat Project Pens
- Kewaunee 4-H Hog Project Fairgrounds Upgrades
- Kewaunee 4-H Sheep Project Pens
- Kewaunee Dairy Promotions - WI Farm Discovery
- Kewaunee Fire Department Special Use Trailer
- Kewaunee Police Department K9
- Literacy Partners
- Luxemburg-Casco FFA Animal Science Labs
- Luxemburg-Casco FFA Alumni Animal Science Labs
- Mishicot FFA Greenhouse Benches
- Screening Cold Hardy Grapes
- Students Helping Students
- WI Made, WI Proud
- Wolf Den Weekend Backpack Program

Many of the groups receiving awards will be using funds that will benefit others. Examples of how the funds will be used include improving emergency equipment and services, a number of school and youth education projects like 4-H, literacy, libraries, parks, sustainable agriculture and much more.

The 2017 Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days Executive Committee has donated over $192,000 back into the Kewaunee County communities since the close of the show. The Executive Committee is teaming up with Kewaunee County to improve and develop a new recreational feature at Winter Park. Sixty students will receive $1,000 scholarships for the next 10 years as part of the 2017 FTD Scholarship program.

In total, the 2017 Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days will donate over $250,000 back to the community.

#FTD2017 #givingback #communitysupport

Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 continues to give back! Are you a college student or know of a college student...
11/26/2018

Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 continues to give back! Are you a college student or know of a college student seeking scholarships? The Kewaunee County FTD Scholarship Committee is seeking applications from student alumni from the districts including: Algoma, Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Denmark, Southern Door and Mishicot enrolled in either four or two-year colleges. Recipients will be awarded $1,000 for a total of $6,000 to be granted each year.

Over the next 10 years, Kewaunee County FTD is looking to award these scholarships to approximately 70 students. This scholarship is open to any student that is beyond the first half of post-secondary education, 3rd or 4th year of college, second year of a two-year program, or second half of a program. The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited school.

The application and guidelines can be found at https://kewaunee.uwex.edu/kewaunee-county-farm-technology-days-2017/.

Applications will be accepted from December 1, 2018 – January 31, 2019.

For any additional questions on the application process, please email: [email protected].

#FTD2017givesback #studentscholarship #investinginthefuture #leavingalegacy #communitypride

REMINDER: The deadline to submit a Request for Proposal for grant funds from the Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 20...
09/27/2018

REMINDER: The deadline to submit a Request for Proposal for grant funds from the Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 is quickly approaching!
Applications are accepted via mail, email or can be dropped off at UW-Extension Kewaunee County by 4:30 p.m. on October 1, 2018.

Grants will be awarded based on Requests for Proposals designated by the Kewaunee County FTD Executive Committee (maximum award $5,000). Grant applications are available at UW-Extension Kewaunee County or online at: https://kewaunee.uwex.edu/kewaunee-county-farm-technology-…/. Applications can be mailed to UW- Extension Kewaunee County c/o FTD Grants, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee, WI 54217 or emailed to [email protected].

For more information regarding Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, visit www.wifarmtechnologydays.com/kewaunee.

The Executive Committee is excited to be giving back an extra $250,000 into the community. These funds are slated to be distributed in one of three ways, including scholarships, grants and a legacy community project.

#FTD2017 #GivingBack #CommunityProud

Andy Barta will be remembered as a great man; this Executive Committee member of Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 20...
08/31/2018

Andy Barta will be remembered as a great man; this Executive Committee member of Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 was always willing and eager to help others. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family. We were blessed to have you as a part of our team and ag community.

Visitation will be held Sunday, September 2nd at Algoma High School, from 1-8PM with prayer service at 7PM. Visitation will continue at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lincoln on Monday, September 3rd from 8:30-10:30AM. Mass will take place at 11AM. Burial to follow at Thiry Daems Cemetery.

Hello Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 friends, it's #CommitteeMemberMonday!

The next Executive Committee member we'd like to introduce is Andy Barta, our #FTD2017 Vice-Chair and Liaison for the Parking Committee.

Andy has been involved with agriculture his entire life, growing up on his parents hog farm in Rio Creek and helping out at the family business, the Rio Creek Feed Mill, Inc. Today, Andy is the General Manager at the feed mill and is looking forward to celebrating 60 years of his family's business in 2018! Congratulations!!!

For Andy, Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 is an amazing opportunity for us to showcase what makes our home so special and unique. "Agriculture to me is really about community & family. No matter the success or struggle someone may be having, our community is there for each other. When I went to college years ago, I started to really appreciate what our agricultural community meant to me. I knew from then on, I wanted to stay in Kewaunee County."

Thank You, Andy, for your dedication! #Agriculture #Wisconsin #KewauneeCounty #Volunteering

07/05/2018
Wood County Farm Technology Days 2018

#FTD2017 fans - are you planning to attend Wood County Farm Technology Days 2018? Get a sneak-peek at these virtual tours that will be featured at the UW Extension tent!

Attendees of Farm Technology Days can experience Virtual Tours of Weber's Farm Store, Heiman Holsteins & Nasonville Dairy at the UW-Extension Tent. Another video of D&B Sternweis Farms will also be featured, in addition to the on-site bus tours. Here's a sneak peek!

Exciting Announcement!! Nearly a year after the close of the 2017 Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days event, members of...
06/19/2018

Exciting Announcement!! Nearly a year after the close of the 2017 Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days event, members of the Executive Committee are proud to announce the different avenues the remaining funds from the show at Ebert Enterprises will be distributed as charitable donations.

To date, $103,000 has been donated to 20 local charities that volunteered during the 2017 show. The Executive Committee is excited to start giving back an extra $250,000 into the community. These funds will be distributed in one of three ways, including scholarships, grants and a legacy community project.

The scholarships will benefit students that are in their second half of their post-secondary school. One student alumni from districts including Algoma, Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Denmark, Southern Door and Mishicot in either four or two-year colleges will be awarded $1,000, giving out $6,000 total each year. Kewaunee County FTD is looking to award these scholarships to approximately 70 students over the next 10 years at minimum.

Grants will be awarded based on Requests for Proposals designated by the Kewaunee County FTD Executive Committee. There is $70,000 allocated for grants, with a maximum award of $5,000. Grant applications will be available Tuesday, June 19th at UW-Extension Kewaunee County or online at: https://kewaunee.uwex.edu/kewaunee-county-farm-technology-days-2017/. Applications can be mailed to UW- Extension Kewaunee County c/o FTD Grants, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee, WI 54217 or emailed to [email protected].

Remaining funds will likely be used in partnership with Kewaunee County to complete a Legacy Community Project. This project is still being decided and detailed with a number of ideas being discussed. A final decision and vote has yet to be made on this project.

Details and further information will be provided about the scholarships, grants and legacy project in coming months.

For more information regarding Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, visit www.wifarmtechnologydays.com/kewaunee.

Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days has already provided funds to the following non-profit organizations: 4-H Adult Leaders Association, Algoma Hunting and Fishing Club, Algoma Snowriders Snowmobile Club, Denmark FFA Alumni, Fox Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines in Appleton, Ice Age Trail Alliance, Kewaunee Artisan Center, Kewaunee County Food Pantry, Kewaunee High School FBLA, Kewaunee Rotary, Luxemburg Knights of Columbus, Kewaunee School District PBIS, Mishicot FFA Alumni, Rio Creek Aviation Foundation, Robinson Legion Post 538 Carlton, St. Isadore The Farmer Parish, St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Mary’s Algoma Home School Association, St. Paul Lutheran Church Algoma and The Violence Intervention Project.

#FTD2017 #GivingBack #CommunityProud

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We're learning as much as we can from the success of the Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017! We are so excited and can't wait to host in 2020. Please like our new page! 👍 https://www.facebook.com/FarmTechnologyDays2020
Well done! Thank you to the Ebert family for bringing this wonderful event to our area. I am so glad I got to attend two days.
Your Grounds Crew
We want to thank everyone who helped create such an amazing event. A special thanks to the grounds crew who had the grounds in tip top shape. Best year yet!
After the rain this morning it still turned out to be a great day at the show. And I would like to stay a BIG THANK YOU to the FTD staff for offering a free sandwich ticket to all of the vendors for it was a act of God that caused the mess in the parking lot...😎
Come check us out at booth C233 & 234.
Tune into Be My Guest this morning at 9:30! Today we will feature representatives from Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days! If you can't listen live head to http://www.womtradio.com/programming to get the link to our podcast and listen later!
Looking for tickets? Rural Mutual Insurance - Tina Mickelson is giving away 3 pairs!!! Go like and comment on her post for a chance to win!!! Drawing tomorrow!!