Breakfast on the Farm gives consumers and farm neighbors a first-hand look at modern food production, and the farm families who work hard to produce safe, wholesome food.

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2024 Program Update

At this time, there are no Breakfast on the Farm events scheduled for 2024. Please check back in the Spring for an update on 2025 events. 


Meet the family behind De Grins Oer Dairy - 2023 Breakfast on the Farm hosts

The Okkema family of De Grins Oer Dairy in Blanchard Michigan, is excited to host Breakfast on the Farm. Tjerk, Ramona and their family will welcome visitors on July 29 for a free, farm-cooked breakfast and self-guided tour.


Since 2009, nearly 90,000 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.