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Farm Tech Days to Hold Food Drive
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 07/10/2019

Organizers of this summer's Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Jefferson County have announced another first for this year: the group is holding the show's inaugural food drive to allow attendees to give back to those in need around the surrounding communities.

"Food pantries are running low on food during July as kids have been out of school for one month," said Tracy Brandel, a member of the committee's executive board. "If every person could bring one non-perishable food item, we could supply over 40,000 items to our local food pantries."

The Jefferson County FTD Foods Committee is working in conjunction with the Food Pantries of Jefferson County to collect non-perishable food items at each admission gate during the show. Each person is asked to donate at least one item in exchange for a voucher that can be redeemed at a beverage tent for items like cookies, coupons or other promotional items.

Meanwhile, the committee also announced that agriculture advocate and motivational speaker Kim Bremmer of Loyal is scheduled to be in the Future Generations area on FTD Ag Career Day, slated for July 23. Bremmer will encourage those involved with agriculture to be positioned to respond to critics who often misunderstand farming concepts. She will also speak on July 24 in the youth area and later in the Family Living Tent.

Farm Technology Days will be held July 23-25 at Walter Grain Farms near Johnson Creek.

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