Future of Farming: From Harness to Satellite

This year the Wright County Historical Society is proud to present their Future of Farming program focusing on the the change of agriculture now and for the future. WCHS’s History of Tractors Series began in 1999 with a spring presentation on Minneapolis Moline tractors. Due to the program’s overwhelming success, WCHS has added a fall farming series on current practices and technology in agriculture. On Tuesday, November 18th, Carmen Fernholz from Madison (Minnesota) will give two presentations at 1:30pm and 6:30pm in the Wright County Heritage Center Activity Room (2001 Hwy 25 North, Buffalo).  

In its second year, the Future of Farming series has drawn upwards of 150 attendees from around the state and beyond. This event is free and open to the public. Carmen Fernholz, a researcher with the University of Minnesota Southwest Research & Outreach Center based in Lamberton (MN)* and a farmer since childhood, will be presenting current and future trends of agriculture development. If attendees wish, they may bring bars or cookies for the light lunch following each presentation.

For more information on the History of Tractors Program or any other upcoming events at the Wright County Historical Society please contact Sally Stevens, Business Manager, at (763) 682-7323 or (800) 362-3667, ext. 7323.

*The Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC) stands strong in the field of agricultural research and outreach because of the faculty and staff and their work with producers, communities, and colleagues. Working with a wide spectrum of partners and supporters, the SWROC takes pride in its past and is confident this will be a thriving and productive research and outreach center for many years to come, as the Center continues to build on its strengths.

Shaping the SWROC for the Future

SWROC simultaneously and systematically focuses on enhancing rural vitality, agriculture, and environmental quality. Resources are allocated to maximize effectiveness and leveraged to acquire grants, gifts, and special funding, with the goal of advancing our research and outreach agenda. The Center diligently pursues a responsive, research-based approach to supporting farms, businesses, schools, and families in our rural communities.