Welcome to Jefferson County
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2019
July 23-25, 2019
Jefferson County is hosting Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in 2019
Walter Grain Farms – W5340 French Road – Johnson Creek, WI 53038
Walter Grain Farms
The Walter Family had its start in farming in 1957 when Bud & Bev purchased 50 acres in Jefferson County’s township of Grellton. Their son Mike and his wife, Sarah, took over the farm in 1992, naming it M&S Farms. The farm and family grew quickly. In 2003 the Walters decided to rename the farm Walter Grain Farms. The 2nd and 3rd generations continue the farming tradition started by the late Bud Walter, with the 4th generation coming up fast!
The farm has been through many phases of agriculture. They began with 20 milk cows, eventually transitioning over 800 head of veal calves, feeder steers, and heifers. There was a time when family was farrowing over 350 sows. Currently, the Walters are farming over 6,000 acres of owned and rented land.
Bud and Bev Walter proudly hosted Wisconsin Farm Progress Days in 1984. The 2019 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, occurring on the same site, will mark the 35th anniversary of the first show the farm hosted. As a result, the location of the upcoming show will be one of the most well drained show sites for Farm Technology Days. In addition to their cropping operation, the Walters continue to strive and build a sustaining business which also includes drain tiling. The Walters have recently improved their facilities with a new farm equipment storage building on the main farm where Mike and Sarah reside.
Bev, Mike and Sarah, Brad and Kristi, and Adam and Heather, along with their children, are looking forward with pride and anticipation to welcoming you to their farm in 2019. They invite you to join them in celebrating the many generations of Jefferson County families that are doing their part to keep agriculture thriving in Jefferson County.
Executive Committee and Committee Liaisons
Scott Schneider – Co-Chair
Paul Hadler – Co-Chair
Christy Strobel – Treasurer
Melissa Gerner – Secretary
LaVern Georgson – Executive Director
Matt Glewen – WFTD General Manager