The annual Breakfast on the Farm continues to grow as the fourth annual edition, held on the Kramer Farmstead, Plain City, served an estimated 1,700 people.
Co-hosted by the Madison County and Franklin county chapters of the Ohio Farm Bureau, members not only fed made-t0-order omelets to the visitors under a tent in a pasture, but also provided their eyes and minds with farm-based demonstrations to give “city folk” a chance to see what life on the farm is all about: how food gets to their tables.
“There was a consistent flow of people interested in what agriculture is about,” said Dale Rapp, Madison County Farm Bureau president.
The Kramer Farmstead, located on Converse-Huff Road, is a Madison County farm owned and operated by the Yutzy brothers. Formerly a working dairy farm, the Yutzys have diversified it into a custom farming operation, where they raise and bale hay and silage.
This farm illustrates the ever-changing face of agriculture, even though it has been in the same family for generations.
While witnessing a working farm, guests had the opportunity to move up close to farm and hay-making equipment, try their hand to milk Bessie the cow, take great photos at the farm scene picture wall, as well as enjoy a custom-made breakfast.
The Poultry Association graciously provided the “cackle berries” for the omelets.
Looking ahead, the fifth annual Breakfast on the Farm will be held in June 2016, on a site yet to be named. Volunteers are always welcome. Any persons interested in helping may contact the local chapter of the Farm Bureau, 1-800-800-451-8908 or email@example.com, or visit www.ofbf.org.
As with the recently past event, it is free of charge but registration will be necessary at firstname.lastname@example.org
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