59th Annual WPS Farm Show Kicks Off

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The 59th Annual WPS Farm Show kicked off Tuesday in Oshkosh.

Farmers throughout the Upper Midwest will get an up-close look at the agriculture industry’s latest advancements and equipment.

Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) has hosted the springtime tradition since 1961 to help farmers grow and improve their farms before the state of the spring planting season.

This year’s show will see nearly 500 exhibitors from 19 states and two countries displaying hundreds of products, equipment and services designed to help farms run as efficiently as possible. 

The WPS Farm Show Manager said that its all about helping the farmers out:

“Our goal with the WPS Farm Show for nearly 60 years has been providing solutions that benefit small-acre farms as well as large dairy operations, and all sizes in between, The WPS Farm Show also serves as an informal summit that helps renew relationships between farmers and our exhibitors, making it a must-attend event for our region’s farm community.”

Additional highlights of the event include:
 Blood pressure screenings, along with information about blood sugar and cholesterol testing, provided by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh nursing students (March 26 and 28 only).
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 Kids’ tractor pull (March 27 at 12:30 p.m.).
 WPS Farm Show Food tent, featuring several state nonprofit groups selling beef, pork, bison, cheese and potato products.
 Silent auction, with proceeds benefitting the Wisconsin FFA Foundation (located in Hangar B throughout the three-day show).

The WPS Farm Show also takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Admission is free, but there is a $3 charge to park on the EAA grounds.

 

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