First Friday Farm & Ag Product Tours- August

August 2, 2019 8:45AM - 1:00PM

Ogemaw MSU Extension Office 205 S. 8th St. County Annex Building West Branch, MI 48661

Contact: Phil Durst , Ian Sawyer

All tours will begin at the MSU Extension office: 205 S. Eighth St., West Branch. The schedule is the same for all tours:
8:45 AM – Greeting and introductions.
9:15 AM - Board buses for the tour. We will be using a transit bus.
Tour host: Phil Durst, MSU Extension Sr. Educator
12:30 PM – Return to Extension office for lunch and discussion.


Friday, August 2

Brindley Dairy – Sara Griffith, Manager
At this 50-cow dairy, cows go out to pasture once grass growth begins in the Spring. Sara says that all cows have names and each has its own personality. Come out and meet the herd.
Blueberry Hill – Rhonda Dillon, Owner
Their 5-acre blueberry patch is tucked away on a hill, with approximately 2000 bushes that produce a delicious and highly nutritious crop beginning around the end of July.


MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Reference to commercial products or trade names does not imply endorsement by MSU Extension or bias against those not mentioned. 

MSU Extension programs and material are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. 

Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Ian Sawyer at 989-345-0692 by two week prior to the tour to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible. 

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Ogemaw County

Event Location

205 S. 8th St. County Annex Building West Branch, MI 48661

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