Breakfast on the Farm

When you support MSU Extension, consumers in your community are educated about agricultural practices at Breakfast on the Farm events.

Breakfast on the Farm (BOTF), a program of Michigan State University Extension since 2009, educates consumers about modern agriculture. Since 2009, more than 80,000 visitors and volunteers have experienced life on a modern farm. Events have been held on dairy, beef, apple, potato and field crop farms in 27 different counties since 2009. On August 19, 2017, the De Saegher Family Dairy in Middleton, was one of two Michigan farms selected to host this event in 2017. De Saegher Dairy is a family farm, owned and operated by the De Saegher family, who moved to Michigan from Belgium in 1999. When they first moved to the U.S., they milked 35 cows. Now they own four large dairy farms in Michigan and milk 13,000 cows. The event attracted 2,490 visitors.

“We really want to show consumers how milk is produced on a modern dairy farm and answer all of their questions,” said Lotte De Saegher. “It’s important to us that we showcase our standard of excellence in caring for our animals, the environment and in producing a safe and nutritious product.”

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