Lt. Governor Kleefisch tours family owned farm

Wisconsin’s second in charge is getting a firsthand look at some of the latest farm technology.

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch toured the family owned Miller farm today in Bangor. The farm is also home to agriculture students at western technical college to get experience with new equipment.  The machines available through partnership between the school and St. Joseph Equipment  in La Crosse.

On her tour Kleefisch got a chance to get behind the wheel of combine and a tractor-tiller with self driving capabilities.

“One of our most traditional industries, an industry of Wisconsin’s history is completely embracing the future and technology because as you saw half of that trip there was driven not by me, but by GPS instead, said Lt. Governor Kleefisch.

Agriculture is one of Wisconsin’s largest industry, bringing in more than $88 billion a year.