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Stratford centennial
(1891-1991)

Wisconsin farm progress days 1974,   pp. 271-274


Page 274

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Tent City Important at Farm Progress Days
Tent City will be the center of activity for thousands of
visitors at 1974 Wisconsin Farm Progress Days. Over 250
exhibitors have contracted for 540 lots which makes this the
largest Wisconsin Farm Progress Days ever. The event is set
for July 30 and 31 and Aug. 1 at the Kenneth and Richard
Leick farm, just south of Stratford.
Preparations were started back in 1972 with surveyor's
tapes laying out dimensions of Tent City. Since then the big
job has been lot sales and arrangements.
Public service is demanded in any city, and Tent City is
no exception. There will be six food tents on the grounds
manned by volunteer groups to insure good food for all.
Menus and prices will be uniform throughout.
Just getting the water, garbage, and toilet facilities ar-
ranged for upwards of 30,000 people per day is no small task.
Then there's police, first-aid, and fire protection, too. Electri-
cal and telephone service are high in priority requirements.
To turn a dairy farm into a teeming city of 30,000 people
can pose some unique problems in farm management.
There's crop rotation to consider, in order to have well-
established alfalfa-grass sod for tent city and parking. And
you can't forget about producing the crops required to feed
over 150 head of cattle.
There are such matters as parking space, machinery
loading ramps, driveways, and traffic patterns (both vehicle
and pedestrian). It's essential to provide sufficient space for
people to get about and exhibitors to display their equipment.
The educational tent and the women's tent will be located
on the edge of Tent City. You'll get a chance to have your
hearing tested by Wisconsin Department of Health techni-
cians. And right near-by will be the tractor safety and tipping
demonstrations to remind you of the constant need for safety.
It's a safe bet one will not be able to see all of Farm
Progress Days in one day - maybe not even all three days!
To make one pound of:
Butter
Whole Milk Cheese
Evaporated Milk
Condensed Milk
While Milk Powder
Powdered Cream
Ice Cream (1 gal.)
Cottage Cheese
Nonfat Dry Milk
Requires:
21.2 lbs. whole milk
10.0 lbs. whole milk
2.1 lbs. whole milk
2.3 lbs. whole milk
7.4 lbs. whole milk
13.5 lbs. whole milk
12.0 lbs. whole milk
6.25 lbs. skim milk
11.00 lbs. skim milk
Farm Progress
DAILY PROGRAM
DEMONSTRATIONS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Field Harvesting - AlfaIfa ........... 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 am
.1:00 p.m. . 3:00 p.m.
U. of W. Extension Education Tent - Exhibits: 9:00a.m.. 4:30 pm.
Preaentations at: 10:00. 11:00.12:00, :00. and 2:00 p.m.
State & Federal Agency Exhibits
Plant Clinic - Bring Your Sick Plants
U. of W. Extension Women's Tent ...... ..9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Topics: Meat Facts, Food Presrvtion, Landscaping,
Buying or Sewing, & Energy Conservation
Tractor Safety & Tipping ............ 11:00 n.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Land Forming Demonstrations ....... . 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
CONTINUING DISPLAYS & ACTIVITIES
Tent City - Commercial Exhibits ...... ..9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Demonstration Plots ... ............ 900 a.m. - s:o p.m.
Dairy Barn & Milking Parlor ........... 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dairy & Dairy Beef Exhibits ........... 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Forestry & Woodlot ................ 9:00 a.m. - S:00 p.m.
MISCELLANEOUS
Lunch Stands - Uniform Menu & Prices ... 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
First Aid - Law Enforcement ........... Continuous
Sheboygan County Sirn-Up .......... ..8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
News Headquarters .................. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Marathon County Headiquarters .......... 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Refreshment Statistics
Would you believe that visitors to Farm Progress Days
ate and drank the following:
18,100 bags of potato chips
17,400 hot dogs
14,580 bar-b-ques
32,000 doughnuts
17,300 ham and cheese sandwiches
7,458 half pints of white milk
22,136 half pints of chocolate milk
11,624 half pints of orange drink
25,158 ice cream bars
23,250 glasses of 7-Up
18,900 glasses of Royal Cola
Milk conversion
rates
One quart of milk weighs 2.15 pounds. The following
table is an approximation, since each product depends
chiefly on the butterfat content of the milk.


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