Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who should attend Breakfast on the Farm?
A: Everyone! While many of the activities at Breakfast on the Farm are geared toward families with younger children, these are great events for anyone who is interested in learning about farming and where their food comes from.

Q: How do I get my ticket?
A: Tickets are free and required for the breakfast. Locations on where you can pick up your tickets will be posted on the website approximately one month before the event.

Q: What will I see and do at Breakfast on the Farm?
A: Each Breakfast on the Farm event is a little different, but many of the activities are similar. No matter where you go you will get to tour the farm, see animals, talk with farmers and enjoy a great breakfast filled with Michigan-grown and Michigan-made products!

Q: What should I wear to Breakfast on the Farm?
A: Remember: this is a farm and you will be spending time outside. We recommend comfortable, temperature-appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes and you should be prepared if there is rain. Some farms will also provide booties to go over your shoes when touring the grounds. This will keep your shoes clean and keep anything that might harm the animals out of the barns.

Q: What should I bring?
A: It depends. If you are bringing young children, you may want to consider bringing a stroller or carrier as there will be some walking involved. Sunscreen and a camera are recommended. You may want to bring an umbrella or poncho if rain is in the forecast. And don't forget your breakfast tickets! There will not be additional tickets at the event.

Q: What if I'm disabled? How will I be able to enjoy the experience?
A: On many of the farms, there will be concrete throughout the barns which will make maneuvering in a wheelchair easier. However, there will most likely be dirt or grass areas, as well. It is best to contact the MSU Extension office in the host county to determine the specific environment and identify any adjustments that can be made.

Q: Can I bring my dog to Breakfast on the Farm? 
A: With the exception of service animals, dogs and other pets are not allowed on the farms during the events.  This is a biosecurity practice aimed to prevent disease transmission; protecting the health of the livestock and other animals on the farm.

Q: Can I campaign at a Breakfast on the Farm program?
A: All MSU Extension programs are non-partisan and several of the statewide Breakfast on the Farm sponsors also have political restrictions due to their funding sources.

  • Political campaigning is not allowed at a Breakfast on the Farm program.

    • Elected officials and political candidates are invited and encouraged to attend and are welcome to help out as a volunteer if desired. All volunteers wear the provided Breakfast on the Farm t-shirt, and can wear an individual nametag, button or hat.

    • Literature, flyers, buttons, brochures or the like cannot be distributed, handed out, or put on vehicle windshields.

    • Elected officials and candidates are not allowed to make a public presentation.

    • No political signs are allowed anyplace on the farm/premises.

    • All vehicles must be parked in the designated public parking area.

    • Contributions from political candidates will be recognized in the individual's name (without the wording “Committee to elect XX”).

    • We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity for elected officials and candidates to increase knowledge about modern agriculture production and issues, and actively participate in the farm tour.