By Tim Kowols
Volunteers will take the next few weeks to build an entire city in the middle of a field in Algoma. Preparations for this year’s Farm Technology Days in Kewaunee County are already underway as Ebert Enterprises prepares to welcome over 600 exhibitors and thousands of visitors for the three-day event. Seven generators will help power the 60-acre tent city, with an additional 10 miles of cable required to make sure the site has enough Wi-Fi coverage. Utilities committee member Ryan Hoffman was brought in to help due to his experience with working with other farms meeting their electrical needs and says the field being used for tent city offers a blank slate.
In addition to the technical infrastructure, 22,000 square feet of snow fence, 300,000 gallons of water, and 3,000 yards of woodchips will be required for the show, which runs from July 11-13.