Huntsinger Farms, Eau Claire County
S3020 Mitchell Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701
July 20-22, 2021

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Huntsinger Farms selected as 2021 Eau Claire County Farm Technology Days Host

Eau Claire, WI (November 14, 2017) – Huntsinger Farms of Eau Claire has been selected to host the 2021 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days (WFTD) in Eau Claire County. The event is scheduled for July 20th-22nd, 2021.

Huntsinger Farms and its subsidiary Silver Spring Foods, Inc. was founded by Ellis Huntsinger, who is nationally recognized as a pioneer in Horseradish farming, in 1929. Still family-owned by Huntsinger's granddaughter Nancy Bartusch and two great-grandsons, Eric and Ryan Rygg, Huntsinger Farms is now the world's largest grower and processor of horseradish.

They use a five to seven year crop rotation of 1400 acres of corn, 2100 acres of soybeans, and 310 acres of snap beans, to support the production of 700 acres of horseradish. They are vertically integrated with Silver Spring Foods, Inc. and grow and harvest over 7.5 million pounds of horseradish per year. Crews harvest horseradish in the spring and fall after plants have been in the ground about 12-24 months. "Hosting the 2021 Eau Claire County Farm Technology Days is a once in a lifetime honor for Huntsinger Farms and the Huntsinger Family. Farm Technology Days will give us a unique opportunity to share our knowledge and experience farming this specialty crop," said Eric Rygg.

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Executive Committee

Several members of the local Executive Committee have been selected:

  • John Leary, Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C.
    Executive Chair
  • Bob Panzer, Farmer
    Executive Vice Chair/Tent City
  • Mark Hagedorn, ECC UW-Extension
    Executive Secretary
  • Tammy Smith-Schroeder, Bears Grass Dairy
  • Eric Rygg, Huntsinger Farm
    Host Farm
  • Ken Traaseth, Huntsinger Farm
    Host Farm
  • Adam Wehling, CVTC/Energy Education Center
    Youth Committee
  • Dan Jackson, Eau Claire 4H Leaders Association
    Food Committee
  • Jane Mueller, Eau Claire County Farm Bureau
    Family Living Committee
  • Dean Schwartz, Star Blends
    Grounds Committee
  • Kori Richter, Tractor Central
    Field Demo Committee (Co-chair)
  • Margie Thornton, Value Implement
    Field Demo Committee (Co-chair)
  • Kelly Jones, Compeer Financial
    Signs Committee
  • Jerec Dorschner, Maxville Machine
    Funds Development Committee
  • Cathy Leibke, Larson Management
    Hospitality Committee
  • Jack Running, County Fire & Rescue
    Traffic & Emergency Government Committee
  • Loren Anderson, CVTC
    Utilities Committee
  • Mike Gintner, Compeer Financial
    Equine Committee
  • Andy, TBD
    Parking Committee
  • Rebecca Reinhardt, CCF Bank
    Admissions Committee
  • Connie/Ron Odegard, Chippewa Valley Antique Engine Club
    Heritage Equipment Committee
  • Karen Blaeser
    Executive Assistant
  • Marianne Krause
    Executive Assistant
  • Andy Ferguson, Ferguson's Orchards
    Innovation Square Committee
  • Lee Caraher, Double Forte
    Publicity and Promotions Committee


Please be watching this website for further developments for the 2021 show.

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227 1st Street West
Altoona, WI 54720

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The Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the nation. The three-day outdoor event showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture, including many practical applications of recent research findings and technological developments.