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.
May 20, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. – 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. This event will take place at Reid Dairy Farm, 7096 Vincent Rd., Jeddo (Grant Township) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. to noon.
Attendees are in for a treat at the Reid Dairy Breakfast on the Farm. In addition to a free pancake breakfast featuring Michigan-made products and self-guided tours of the farm, visitors will learn about the life stages of a dairy cow and see how nutrients are recycled on-site and how the farm utilizes solar energy to power its barns.
“We are a second-generation dairy that really started from the ground up,” said Jim Reid, farm owner. “It’s an honor to be chosen to host such an event; we’re looking forward to sharing what we do with our non-farm neighbors.”
Reid Dairy Farm prides itself on animal well-being and comfort.
“Guests will get to learn about where we keep our cows and how well we take care of them,” Reid added. “The life of a farmer is so different every day, and we couldn’t be more excited to share that with the consumers through Breakfast on the Farm.”
The farm tour and breakfast are free, but tickets are limited and required to eat breakfast. Free tickets can be obtained at the following locations:
The dates and Breakfast on the Farm host farms for 2013 are:
Breakfast on the Farm is a Michigan State University (MSU) Extension program. More than 175 local volunteers help organize and implement each event.
The statewide sponsors for 2013 are Michigan Ag Council, Corn Marketing Program of Michigan and Michigan Corn Growers Association, Dairyland Seed Co. Inc., Farm Bureau Insurance, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Michigan Farm Bureau, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Michigan Wheat Program, Northrop Trucking Inc., Pioneer, United Dairy Industry of Michigan. In addition, the Jeddo event received generous support from more than 50 local sponsors.
To find out more about Breakfast on the Farm, to learn how to apply to be a host farm or to see pictures from past events, please visit www.breakfastonthefarm.com.