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Technology and Innovation in Agriculture: Starting the Conversation

Jun 25, 2019
By: Dustin Wiesner

It’s hard to believe that in just a couple of weeks, Wisconsin Farm Technology Days will be starting. The annual event, hosted this year from July 23-25 on the Walter Grain Farm in Johnson Creek, is something the agriculture community in Wisconsin and surrounding states look forward to. Each year there is a different family farm that hosts the event, which moves around the state to spread the economic impact as well as highlight different sub industries within agriculture in Wisconsin.

A highlight of the event are the field demonstrations and the innovation center, where new sub-industries, processes and equipment get the spotlight. The event is great for families, too, as there are programs geared for the future farmers all the way to retired farmers. A new feature this year will be one day of extended hours that will provide added entertainment for families. 

A Look Ahead to 2020

The Wisconsin Farm Technology Days event is really exciting, and members of the Wipfli ag practice are looking forward to attending and learning more about the myriad of ways the ag industry is among the most innovative in the country. Wipfli is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s event, as well as a major sponsor of next year’s show, which will be hosted in Eau Claire, Wisconsin at a long-time client of the firm: Huntsinger Farms. Huntsinger Farms is the world’s largest grower and processor of horseradish. It will be great to partner with Huntsinger Farms to not only showcase the horseradish operation but also share information about new technology and processes being developed in the industry.

We will also be sharing the story of how Wipfli has helped Huntsinger Farms focus on their core business and leverage innovative tax and financial strategies. Wipfli will have a seminar every day of the event that will be geared towards showing the agriculture community how they can benefit from strategic advice and support in managing the business and technology side of agriculture. We help our clients grow by allowing them to focus on what they are good at.

I hope you are able to join us at the upcoming Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, so you have the chance to see what Wisconsin Agriculture is all about! Wisconsin contributes a lot of different things to the agriculture industry, from cranberries to potatoes to dairy — and of course corn and soy beans. This show will help you discover where the agriculture industry is going, and what products are being grown and produced in Wisconsin.


Dustin Wiesner, CPA
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