By Tim Kowols
As a model lighthouse shines brightly on the future site of Innovation Square at the upcoming Farm Technology Days in Algoma, it does the same for the youth in Kewaunee County. Nineteen-year-old Will Hewett has been the co-chairperson of the Innovation Square committee since he was in high school, making him one of the younger members of the 18 different committees organizing the three-day event. Hewett says he has learned a lot from his fellow Innovation Square co-chairperson Bill Roethle and other committee members but is also happy to inject some youth into the mix.
Innovation Square will be the site of a farmer’s market featuring local vendors, a toy show, a model Lake Michigan, and new agriculture-related technology. Farm Technology Days will take place at Ebert Enterprises in Algoma July 11-13.