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Dairy farmers Roger and Bev Peterson stand by their mailbox on Hwy. 29 near County Road E in the town of River Falls. In the background is their farm's new milking parlor. From July 20-22 their land on both sides of the highway will be used to host the state's annual Farm Technology Days that's predicted to draw 80,000 people and 800 exhibitors and vendors.

Ready or not, FTD countdown is at 12 weeks

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Soft-spoken Roger Peterson shakes his head and murmurs, "There's never a dull moment around here. But what's coming will be way different."


The lifelong farmer is not talking about 23-year-old daughter Tracy. Her wedding is June 19 and the family will have a big tent reception for her on the family farm.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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