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Implements of Husbandry taking the ditch?

by Randy Shannon

It is a signature sight on the rural roadways of the Midwest, agricultural equipment moving from field to field or farm to field.  While bigger and heavier equipment may help farm production efficiency, the larger machines are having an adverse reaction on Wisconsin roads.  The Wisconsin DOT, working with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture held a “Implements of Husbandry” (IoH) study group to come up with solutions.

To see the findings, check out this article from the WDOT.  There will also be several town hall meetings held across the state this month that you can attend to hear the new options and guidelines being discussed.

All meetings, co-hosted by the University of Wisconsin Extension, will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the dates and locations listed below:
  • August 19 – UW Extension Office, 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison
  • August 20 – Country Aire Banquet Hall, F1312 County Road P, Stratford
  • August 28 – Cashton Community Hall, 8111 Main Street, Cashton
  • August 29 – WisDOT US 41 Brown County Field Office, 1940 West Mason Street, Green Bay
  • September 3 – Chippewa County Courthouse Large Assembly Room, 711 North Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls