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Steve Dzubay photo The magnitude of Tent City becomes apparent from a knoll looking northwest over the Farm Technology Days show site. Greg Andrews, Pierce County agent and executive secretary for the organizing committee, stands in the foreground. The 200-foot long tent in the upper right will host FleetFarm's displays. An arena will be constructed nearby.

Tents transform the terrain

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Preparations for the July 20-22 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days outside River Falls shifted to high gear this past week with the arrival of tent-erection crews, contractors constructing display buildings, FarmTech's contracted electrician and portable lighting and generators.

A crew of more than a dozen men from Briggs Tent Co., Eau Claire, arrived with semi-trailers of canvas, poles, ropes and stakes that will transform the majority of 40 acres into a covered display area.

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