A favorite springtime show for farmers and farm businesses is set for its opening day. Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is ready to welcome tens of thousands of visitors to its 61st WPS Farm Show March 28-30 on the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) grounds in Oshkosh.
“We’re thrilled to once again host this signature event and continue our 60-year tradition of helping farms grow and thrive,” said Rob Juneau, manager — WPS Farm Show. “Agriculture is a vital economic engine not only for our state, but also the communities we serve. We’re proud to help farmers and exhibitors across our region continue to succeed by hosting the WPS Farm Show.”
- 20,000 people expected to visit the 61st WPS Farm Show.
- Approximately 400 exhibitors from 19 states and two countries are attending.
- Event connects farmers with equipment and products that can help them be more efficient and grow their farms.
- 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 aerial drone services, animal health products, dairy automation systems and seed products.
Serving an essential Wisconsin workforce for six decades
WPS has hosted the WPS Farm Show since 1961 to support farmers throughout its service area. The springtime showcase brings farmers — from small family farms to large dairy operations — together with exhibitors whose products can help them continue to succeed.
In addition to seeing the latest innovations, attendees can visit the WPS booth to learn how to use energy efficiently on farms. WPS agricultural consultants will be available throughout the show to answer questions, discuss energy needs and share tips on managing energy use on farms.
Visitors to the 61st WPS Farm Show also can stop by:
- The WPS Farm Show Food Tent, featuring dishes and treats prepared by several state nonprofit groups.
- A three-day silent auction benefitting the Wisconsin FFA Foundation (Hangar B).
- Kids’ tractor pull (March 29 at 12:30 p.m.)
- Free health screenings from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh nursing students and Thedacare Rural Health Initiative.
The WPS Farm Show takes place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28 and 29, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30. Admission is free. There is a $5 charge to park on the EAA grounds.