The 39th Annual Farm Show is taking place this week at the Marshfield Mall, offering items of interest for those in the agricultural industry.
The largest farm show in Central Wisconsin features 200 booths, over 80 pieces of new equipment, and opportunities to win prizes.
“It’s geared mostly toward farmers and their families and helping them plan their year, but really anybody in agriculture [can attend],” said Bethany Gosar, Mall Manager.
The Farm Show draws visitors around the Central Wisconsin area but also from as far away as Eau Claire and Green Bay. Usually the event averages about 12,000 visitors over the course of the two days. Due to the snowstorm the first day, only about 1-2 thousand visited Wednesday, but a surge of attendance is expected today.
The show covers a diverse range of topics within the industry, including the first hemp growth, new robotic milk technology that can help with labor shortages, health concerns that affect farmers, insurance coverage, and real estate options for those wishing to buy or sell farmland.
Besides farm topics, anyone interested in heavy machinery can find trucks, tractors, four-wheelers, snowblowers, and more.
The Farm Show is taking place Feb. 20-21 from 10-4 p.m. and can be found inside the Marshfield Mall at 503 E Ives St.