Farm Show opens with dedication to Jeff Heesch, John Weismantel  (Audio)

February 8, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KWAT)–The 78th annual Watertown Winter Farm Show kicked off its four-day run today (Wednesday) with ceremonies in the Livestock Show Ring dedicating this year’s show to two local men–Jeff Heesch and John Weismantel.

Both have volunteered their services to the show for decades.

Heesch tells KWAT News when it comes to memories of the Farm Show, it’s the people he’s met along the way that he remembers most….

Weismantel has always been a “behind the scenes” guy that makes the Farm Show what it is. It’s the work he does before and after the show, that attendees don’t see, that are so important…

Both men were honored with plaques and were joined by family members for the recognition.

The Farm Show continues through Saturday at the Codington County Extension Center.