Volunteers, exhibitors prep for Farm Technology DaysThree years of planning and preparation will culminate Tuesday, July 20, when gates open at the Pierce County edition of Wisconsin Farm Technology Days.
Pierce County Farm Technology Days parking lots are "straight as an arrow", thanks to a GPS-equipped John Deere mower conditioning unit. Operator Dan Kruse didn't need to touch the steering wheel as GPS satellites, supplemented by a remote correction tower on-site and the unit's computer auto-steering did the work. The cutting was programmed to leave uncut, a 12-inch strip of alfalfa to serve as a "vegetation curb", maximizing parking availability at the FarmTech site. The mower was provided courtesy of Tractor Central, one of the show's charter sponsors. Submitted photo by Greg Andrews.