Soaking in Two Field Days and A Centennial Celebration
By Joe Kertzman, Managing Editor
Agriculture research was on full display in Hancock and Antigo as the stations held field days
There’s no better way to see and learn about potato and vegetable research, seed trials, growing new potato and vegetable varieties, disease prevention, insecticides, pests and viruses than to take in a field day at one of Wisconsin’s renowned research stations.
The Langlade County Agricultural Research Station held its field day on July 21, followed exactly one week later by the Hancock Agricultural Research Station Field Day & Centennial Celebration on July 28. The Hancock station (HARS) marked its 100-year anniversary with an all-day event that included speakers, lunch, the ever-popular wagon rides to the potato fields and dinner.
Operated by the University of Wisconsin Extension on behalf of the Wisconsin potato industry, research has been conducted at the Langlade Agricultural Research Station since 1975.
Just like HARS, the Langlade Research Station, in Antigo, is supported by the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA), the Wisconsin Potato Industry Board (WPIB) and the WPVGA Associate Division.