A popular event full of new opportunities for farmers and farm businesses arrives next week. Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is ready to welcome tens of thousands of people to its 62nd WPS Farm Show, March 26-28 on the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) grounds in Oshkosh.

“We are excited to continue this springtime tradition that has helped farms across our region grow and succeed for more than 60 years,” said Rob Juneau, manager — WPS Farm Show. “Farmers work tirelessly to feed our communities and drive one of Wisconsin’s most vital industries. We are glad to host the WPS Farm Show and provide them a look at the latest innovations that can help their farms continue to thrive.”

WPS does not charge admission to attend the WPS Farm Show. New this year, parking also will be free of charge. Complimentary parking is being sponsored by AgCountry Farm Credit Services, GreenStone Farm Credit Services and Compeer Financial.

People walk in between large farm machinery in a large hangar.

Farm Show facts
  • 20,000 people expected to visit the 62nd WPS Farm Show.
  • Show features approximately 400 exhibitors from 22 states and two countries.
  • Event connects farmers with exhibitors whose products, equipment and services can help farms increase their efficiency.
  • Hundreds of innovations will be on display, including animal nutrition products, large farm machinery, precision planting technology and robotic milking equipment.
Farm Show fresh faces

Along with longtime exhibitors, the WPS Farm Show also is an important event for new companies. There are 33 exhibitors making their debuts at this year’s event, displaying helpful items such as agricultural building options, computer automation technology, dairy farm clothing and tractor attachments.

Helping farmers in the heartland for six decades

WPS has hosted the WPS Farm Show since 1961 to support farmers. The springtime showcase connects farmers — from small family farms to large dairy operations — with exhibitors whose products can help their farms thrive and expand.

In addition to seeing the latest innovations, attendees can visit the WPS booth in Hangar A to see modern farm wiring displays and learn tips on using energy efficiently on farms. WPS agricultural consultants will be available throughout the show to answer questions, discuss energy needs and share strategies to manage energy use on farms.

Additional attractions

Visitors to this year’s WPS Farm Show also can check out:

  • The WPS Farm Show Food Tent, featuring dishes and treats prepared by several state nonprofit groups.
  • Kids’ tractor pull, sponsored by BigIron Auctions (March 27 at 12:30 p.m.).
  • A three-day silent auction benefitting the Wisconsin FFA Foundation (Hangar B).
  • Free health screenings from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh nursing students and ThedaCare Rural Health Initiative (Hangar C).

The WPS Farm Show takes place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 and 27, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28.