We learned more about Farm Technology Days from Heidi Johnson, who is with the UW Extension.  This annual event will occur at the Statz Farm in Sun Prairie on August 25 thru 27 this year.  This three day Agriculture Show attracts approximately 50 thousand visitors and includes 600 exhibitors, field demonstrations, an equine area and state of the art farming techniques.  The Statz Farm will showcase it's 3 new free stall barns and 2 manure digesters.  It takes over 1500 volunteers and a year of planning to make this event a success.  There is still a need for volunteers to direct parking and build the tents that will house the food vendors and exhibitors.  Sun Prairie Rotary is volunteering in a food booth and looking for help so be sure to sign up at the next meeting. 
Other Rotary News:
  • The GRIT celebrations will be at Creekside on the morning of May 29.  See Debbie Fox Schroeder if you would like to attend.
  • Sue Halambeck will conduct a new member/current member refresher orientation during the regular Rotary time, and before the SPICE celebration, on Tuesday, May 26.  This is also a good opportunity for prospective members to learn more about Rotary so invite  others to attend.
  • Tom Hebl is coordinating the Service Above Self awards and nominations were due May 15.  We will vote at the May 19 meeting and awards will be presented at the June 9 meeting.
  • Adopt a Highway cleanup will be Saturday, June 6 at 9:00 a.m.  Contact Rich Darga if you would like to help.  
See you at Tuesday's meeting!