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Who Attended 2009 Dodge County Farm Technology Days

People attending the 2009 WFTD were invited to enter a drawing for one $500 winner each day. To enter the drawing, people had to complete an entry form when information about the person was requested. The entry form was completed by 2894 people and the results have been summarized below. The total attendance of the show was just under 70,000 people.

Occupation of attendee

Farm Occupation

Number

Percent

Farm Owner/Renter

1396

48.2

Employee

236

8.2

Retired

410

14.2

Others

425

14.7

No Response

427

14.7

Total

2894

 

 

Farm size, acres, for attendees

Farm Size, Acres

Number

Percent

Less Than 50

218

7.5

50-99

160

5.5

100-199

371

12.8

200-229

263

9.1

300-399

170

5.9

400-499

103

3.6

500-1000

228

7.9

More Than 1000

128

4.4

No Response

1253

43.3

Total

2894

 

 

Crops raised by attendees

Crop

Number

Percent

Alfalfa

1036

35.8

Corn

1065

36.8

Soybeans

815

28.2

Small grain

642

22.2

 

 

 

 

Livestock raised by attendees

Livestock

Number

Percent

Dairy

873

30.2

Beef

466

16.1

Sheep

76

2.6

Swine

100

3.5

Horses

281

9.7

 

 

 

 

Attendee 'must see' feature at the show

Feature

Number

Percent

Commercial Exhibits

 

 

Crop Equipment

863

31.0

Dairy Equipment

786

28.2

Buildings

727

26.1

Arts and Crafts

713

25.6

Beef Exhibits

683

24.5

Tillage Equipment

668

24.0

Heritage Equipment

569

20.4

Crop Seed Distribution

555

19.9

Heritage Equipment

 

 

Farm Tour

800

28.7

Family Living

711

25.5

Field Demo

615

22.1

UW Extension

611

21.9

Ride and Drive

537

19.3

Home Tour

484

17.3

Federal Agencies

444

15.9

Youth

409

14.7

Others

27

1.0

Total

2785