Join us on Wednesday, November 17th from 4-5pm, for our Annual ESP Picnic.
Our featured speaker this year is Jerry Apps, who will share stories from his latest book “Meet Me on the Midway: A History of Wisconsin Fairs” due to be published June 2022. Jerry Apps is a former county extension agent and professor emeritus for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Today he works as a rural historian, full-time writer, and creative writing instructor. He has authored of more than forty books, created five popular documentaries with Wisconsin Public Television, and has received numerous awards. “Drawing on his extensive research, interviews, and personal experience as a 4-H leader, county extension agent, fair judge, and lifelong fairgoer, Apps takes readers back through 178 years of Wisconsin fair history, covering everything from horse-pulling and calf-showing contests to flower arrangement judging to the roar of gasoline engines powering the midway rides.”