By Tim Kowols
Three days in Algoma this summer are still having a major impact on communities in and around Kewaunee County after the local Wisconsin Farm Technology Days executive committee distributed $100,913 to local non-profits this past week. Twenty non-profit groups representing a portion of the over 1,900 people volunteering during the event earned the money working the several food tents on the grounds. Thanks in part to a hungry 26,000 visitors and a generous donation of 16 steers by the host farm Ebert Enterprises, executive committee chair Amber Hewett says they were able to exceed expectations by over 20 percent.
Farm Technology Days has already made possible a hoopla swing in Algoma in memory of Randy and Renee Ebert’s daughter Britney earlier this fall, but Hewett says they will announce plans for the additional money raised during the event in January.