Welcome to Wood County
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2018
July 10-12, 2018
Wood County is hosting Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in 2018
9885 Co. Hwy. H – Marshfield, WI 54449
Daryl and Brenda Sternweis and Family
The D&B Sternweis Farm is a fifth-generation family operation first established in 1879 by the Sternweis Families.
Always on the cutting edge of technology, they built the area's first freestall barn and milking parlor in 1965 for their herd of 70 dairy cows. The farm recently constructed a modern freestall barn and rotary milking parlor.
The family operates 1,200 acres consisting of corn, soybeans, and alfalfa. They also do custom field work for other farms in the local area.
The Ken and Joellen Heiman Family
and the Kelvin and Marilyn Heiman Family
The Heiman Family has a long history in the dairy industry here in Wood County. They started in the cheese business over 50 years ago with the purchase of Nasonville Dairy, which had been serving area farmers since 1885. Weber's Farm Store has been in Joellen (Weber) Heiman's family since her great-grandparents first purchased the property just outside of Marshfield back in 1904. The Weber operation has been bottling milk in the community for over 60 years, along with the sale of meat and cheese products. Locals love the convenience of driving up to the service window to purchase farm-fresh milk and dairy products.
Nasonville Dairy, located just a few miles away, processes milk from over 200 dairy farm patrons into more than 100,000 pounds of award-winning cheese each day. These products range from traditional Cheddar, Colby and Monterey Jack cheese, to specialties like Omega 3, Asiago, Feta and Blue Marble.
Heiman Holsteins is the beginning of the next generation in farming for the family. This dairy farm features a modern 40-cow rotary parlor and exhibition area for viewing the operation up-close, and has long-term plans to feature an on-farm education center.
These families are honored to be hosting Wisconsin Farm Technology Days to educate and promote agriculture, especially to the upcoming generations who don't always realize how food gets from the farm to the consumer's table. The Heiman and Sternweis families are also advocates for telling their story of agriculture here in Wood County and Central Wisconsin.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Executive Committee and Committee Liaisons
- Dennis Bangart Chair
- Mike Sabel Vice Chair
- Bruce Thorson Treasurer
- Matt Lippert Secretary
- Daryl Sternweis Host Farm
- Ken Heiman Host Farm
- Matt Glewen WFTD Inc. Executive Director
- Nancy Esser
- Scott Larson
- Matt McLean
- Ben Tilberg
- Bob Meyer
- Janet Bell
- Melissa Reichert
- Darrell Reigel
- Casper Bendixson
- Dawn Vruwink
- Steve Biechler