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Wisconsin Alumni Find Place to Gather, Connect at Farm Technology Days

July 13, 2010--For the third consecutive year, Wisconsin alumni have a place to gather and reconnect during Wisconsin Farm Technology Days July 20-22. Although the Wisconsin Alumni Tent is fast becoming a tradition, the consortium of campuses involved continues to improve the experience.

The Wisconsin Alumni Tent can be found at 6th Street (N) and Central Avenue, in the heart of Tent City. Alumni from any of the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Technical College campuses are invited to stop by for one or more of the alumni receptions to be held jointly each day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The campus consortium sponsoring the 2010 Alumni Tent includes: UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC), Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) and Western Technical College (WTC).

Alumni stopping by the tent during the receptions will be able to sample food items from each campus or campus community. If you are a UW-River Falls alumnus and have not yet tried Falcon Foods new signature cheese, Cobblestone Red, you can do so at the reception. UW-Madison alumni will be treated to a selection of cheeses from Babcock Hall and their Master Cheesemaker, Gary Grossen. A variety of sweet and savory gourmet popcorn samples from Rural Route 1 Popcorn will be featured by UW-Platteville.

In addition to the joint receptions and unique refreshments, there is one more change to the Alumni Tent in 2010. In the past the tent was only open for alumni receptions; this year the tent will be open all day and each campus will have a display, and faculty and staff on hand to answer questions. Alumni who are unable to make it to one of the receptions should feel free to stop by anytime to find out what’s happening at their alma mater and reconnect with former faculty and staff.

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2010 will be held on the Roger and Beverly Peterson Farm in Pierce County, just south of River Falls, July 20-22. This three-day outdoor event is the largest agriculture exposition in the state. Show hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday.

For directions to the site or more information on the event, visit www.wifarmtechnologydays.com.

For more information, contact one of the campus representatives involved: Sevie Kenyon of UW-Madison (608-263-4781); Jackie Bevan of UW-Platteville (608-342-1864); Jerry Nechville of UW-River Falls (715-425-3985); Dwight Swenson of CVTC (715-833-6490); Randy Tenpas of FVTC (920-735-5673) or Bill Brendel of WTC (608-785-9088).


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