By Tim Kowols
When it came to developing the commemorative toy for the 2017 Farm Technology Days, Kewaunee County turned to its hall of famer. Dale Swoboda of Two Rivers was inducted into the National Farm Toy Hall of Fame in 2014 after 60 years of collecting model farm implements and working with companies on what to develop next. Swoboda says there were multiple reasons why his commemorative toy committee chose the Gehl 800 Forage Harvester, produced from 1975-1985 but never as a model.
The limited edition commemorative toys have been a part of Wisconsin Farm Technology Days celebrations since 1994. You can see the toy and a video featuring Swoboda and the Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days on July 11-13 online with this story.