Since 2009, more than 80,854 children and adults have attended Breakfast on the Farm events throughout Michigan to learn about where food comes from.
Michigan State University Extension brought the inaugural “Breakfast on the Farm” event to Dutch Meadows Dairy, a family-owned dairy farm owned by the Tony and Patti Jandernoa family near the mid-Michigan town of St. Johns, on June 20, 2009. Following the success of the initial event, interest in replicating Breakfast on the Farm led to the formation of several annual events across Michigan.
Arlyn and Kathy Walt of Walt Dairy Farm will host a family-friendly Breakfast on the Farm event Saturday, July 13 in Coopersville.
Reid Dairy Farm, in St. Clair County, will host a free Breakfast on the Farm event June 15 in Jeddo. This family-friendly event gives consumers a glimpse of what modern production agriculture is all about.
Breakfast on the Farm is the chance for local residents to get up close and personal with their neighborhood farms to learn about where their food comes from.
Breakfast on the Farm has grown immensely since 2009, when the MSU Extension program was first held.