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Who Attended 2011 Marathon County Farm Technology Days

Nearly 60,000 people attended to the 2011 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Marathon County, July 12-14. People attending the 2011 WFTD were invited to enter a drawing for two $200 winners each day. To enter the drawing, people had to complete an entry form requesting information about the person. The entry form was completed by 2997 people and the results have been summarized below. To view the daily winners, click here.

State address of attendee

State

Number

Percent

Illinois

5

0.2

Indianna

8

0.3

Iowa

8

0.3

Michigan

10

0.3

Minnesota

24

0.8

Texas

4

0.1

Wisconsin

2927

97.7

Other

11

0.4

Total

2997

 

 

Occupation of attendee

Farm Occupation

Number

Percent

Farm Owner/Renter

1143

38.1

Employee

271

9.0

Retired

421

14.0

Others

600

20.0

No Response

562

18.8

Total

2997

 

 

Farm size, acres, for attendees

Farm Size, Acres

Number

Percent

Less Than 50

393

13.1

50-99

208

6.9

100-199

338

11.3

200-229

226

7.5

300-399

141

4.7

400-499

93

3.1

500-1000

152

5.1

More Than 1000

76

2.5

No Response

1370

45.7

Total

2997

 

 

Crops raised by attendees

Crop

Number

Percent

Alfalfa

721

24.1

Corn

705

23.5

Soybeans

385

12.8

Small grain

251

8.4

 

 

 

 

Livestock raised by attendees

Livestock

Number

Percent

Dairy

428

14.3

Beef

256

8.5

Sheep

59

2.0

Swine

46

1.5

Horses

200

6.7

 

 

 

 

Attendee 'must see' feature at the show

Feature

Number

Percent

Commercial Exhibits

 

 

Crop Equipment

672

22.4

Dairy Equipment

575

19.2

Buildings

590

19.7

Beef Equipment

453

15.1

Tillage Equipment

396

13.2

Crop Seed Distribution

207

6.9

Educational and Others

 

 

Dairy Farm Tour

403

13.4

Youth

184

6.1

Field Demo

419

14.0

Beef Exhibits

256

8.5

Ride and Drive

243

8.1

UW Extension Exhibits

385

11.9

Federal Agencies

66

2.2

Family Living

713

23.8

Arts and Crafts

625

20.9

Heritage Equipment

334

11.1