For the first time in the nearly 60-year history of the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, all the diesel equipment at the three-day event will run on biodiesel made from soybeans. The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) will sponsor the soy biodiesel at the event July 9-11, 2013:
“We are thrilled to showcase the benefits of soy biodiesel at the 2013 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days,” says Andy Bensend, a soybean farmer from Dallas, Wis., and a District 1 WSMB director.
All trams, tractors and diesel-powered engines at the show will operate on B20, a fuel consisting of 20% soy biodiesel made from soybeans. This clean burning fuel benefits the environment and consumers, and has a positive impact on Wisconsin soybean farmers. During the show, attendees can test drive a variety of tractors and forage harvesting equipment powered by biodiesel.
“Our show offers a great opportunity to showcase advancements in agriculture,” say Tim Jorgenson, Barron County Agriculture Agent and Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2013 Executive Secretary.
Local biodiesel brewer Sun Power Biodiesel will supply the green fuel for the event, expected to attract more than 60,000 attendees.