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Who Attended 2012 Outagamie County Farm Technology Days

Nearly 40,000 people attended to the 2012 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Outagamie County, July 17-19. People attending the 2012 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 663 people and the results have been summarized below.

State address of attendee

State

Number

Percent

Illinois

2

0.3

Michigan

2

0.3

Minnesota

2

0.3

Wisconsin

656

98.9

Wyoming

1

0.2

Total

663

 

 

Leading City / Village addresses for attendees

City/Town

Number

Percent

New London

55

8.3

Hortonville

28

4.2

Clintonville

20

3.0

Shiocton

20

3.0

Bear Creek

16

2.4

Appleton

15

2.3

Other

509

76.8

Total

663

 

 

Occupation of attendee

Farm Occupation

Number

Percent

Farm Owner/Renter

343

51.8

Employee

48

7.2

Retired

84

12.7

Others

93

14.0

No Response

95

14.3

Total

663

 

 

Age of Attendees - 549 reponses (Some drawing forms did not have age.)*

Age Range

Number

Percent

Under 18

15

2.7

18 - 25

29

5.3

26 - 35

52

9.5

36 - 45

79

14.4

46-55

111

20.2

56-65

159

29.0

Over 65

104

18.9


*Average age of 549 was 51.3 years.

 

Farm size, acres, for attendees

Farm Size, Acres

Number

Percent

Less Than 50

95

14.2

50-99

51

7.7

100-199

84

12.7

200-229

60

9.0

300-399

35

5.3

400-499

27

4.1

500-1000

50

7.5

More Than 1000

18

2.7

No Response

243

36.8

Total

663

 

 

Crops raised by attendees

Crop

Number

Percent

Forages

174

26.2

Corn

199

30.0

Soybeans

122

18.4

Small grain

70

10.6

 

 

 

 

Livestock raised by attendees

Livestock

Number

Percent

Dairy

158

23.8

Beef

99

14.9

Sheep

22

3.3

Swine

29

1.5

Horses

66

4.4

 

 

 

 

Attendee 'must see' feature at the show

Feature

Number

Percent

Commercial Exhibits

 

 

Crop Equipment

170

25.6

Dairy Equipment

132

19.9

Buildings

125

18.9

Beef Equipment

105

15.8

Tillage Equipment

110

16.6

Crop Seed Distribution

65

9.8

Educational and Others

 

 

Dairy Farm Tour

101

15.2

Youth

44

6.6

Field Demos

97

14.6

Beef Exhibits

57

8.6

Ride and Drive

54

8.1

UW Extension Exhibits

94

14.3

Federal Agencies

31

4.7

Family Living

180

27.1

Arts and Crafts

149

22.5

Heritage Equipment

96

14.5