Down on the farm: MSU Extension educators team up with producers, industry to reach, teach thousands

Another example of coordinated teamwork involves the grassroots efforts initiated by Michigan State University Extension educators partnering with county Farm Bureau offices, producers and industry groups that produced three Breakfast on the Farm events that reached more than 7,500 Michigan residents and out-of-state visitors – many from non-farm backgrounds – this summer. Those who attended one of this year’s breakfast events have learned firsthand about modern-day agricultural practices, caring for farm animals, and the steps food crops take before hitting grocery store shelves, all in addition to enjoying a menu of Michigan-grown and Michigan-processed food at a complimentary breakfast. Breakfast on the Farm was introduced to Michigan residents in 2009 when MSU Extension dairy educator Faith Cullens spearheaded the first such event in Clinton County. Since then, other counties have climbed onboard – in addition to Clinton County, breakfasts were also held this year in Washtenaw and Isabella counties – and interest in holding even more of these free, family-friendly programs continues to grow.

Breakfast on the Farm

Kids attending Breakfast on the Farm get up close and personal with a heifer.

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