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Volunteers needed for Farm Technology Days

It was said when Pierce County was awarded the 2010 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days (WFTD), a substantial amount of volunteers would be needed.

"You'll find you get to know people in one part of the county you never knew," WFTD General Manager Glenn Thompson said last fall during an introductory meeting. "There would be different parts of the county that interlock with each other."

Now, with each passing day leading to July 20-22, 2010, the dates for WFTD, 1,400-1,600 volunteers are needed to serve on 21 committees.

Those committees and a partial description of each are:

--Admissions. A labor force of 25 will be assembled to collect admission and check passes, along with a three-to-six month window of tasks prior to the show.

--Apparel. A workforce of six or more will handle the inventory and sale of apparel. They will make apparel recommendations to the Executive Committee and assist with promotions.

--Arts and Crafts. Plan arts and crafts tent contribution to show, procure vendors locally and from previous shows, along with provide security of tent city 24 hours a day during the show.

--Conservation: Plan conservation tent contribution to show, consider or plan outside tent attractions and provide 24-hour security for tent city.

--Education. The local contact for Dave Williams, Assistant State Program Director. Contribute direction to the planning process and participate in the planning of any non-show hour educational activities.

For more please read the April 16 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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