That’s the underlying theme of the 36th Annual MIDWEST FARM SHOW. The two day event will be held Wednesday and Thursday, January 15th and 16th at the LaCrosse Center. It’s an opportunity for Tri-State farmers to see “what’s new” in farming equipment and services. Daily show hours are 9AM til 3:30PM with free admission, health clinics and entertainment.
This year’s celebrity guest is Jerry Apps, a former Wisconsin farm boy and Extension Agent who has recently been featured on Public Television sharing his stories and pictures about “Country Winters.” His writings include such books as: RURAL WIT AND WISDOM, ONE ROOM COUNTRY SCHOOLS and EVERY FARM TELLS A STORY. Jerry Apps will appear on-stage daily at 11AM and 1PM.
As always, free health clinics will be featured during the farm show. Gundersen Health System of LaCrosse will provide blood pressure checks, hearing tests, plus screenings for skin cancer, peripheral arterial disease and bone density.
The Beaches Corner Classic Tractor Club will display antique tractors and implements and, as an added attraction, 17 year old Riley Hanson of Melrose-Mindoro High School will show his prize-winning restored 1953 Super H Farmall tractor. Hanson won $10,000 for his restoration work.
Artist Tommy O returns to do free personal sketches at 10:30AM both days...
a collection of antique seed and farm signs will be on display...and the local County Extension Service will feature a dairy display along with information of value to farmers.
The MIDWEST FARM SHOW is coordinated by North Country Enterprises a proud sponsor of Wisconsin’s AgrAbility Program for Disabled Farmers. For further information, http://www.lacrossecenter.com/CurrentEvents.aspx?EID=743