Since 2009, Michigan State University Extension has reached more than 61,000 children and adults through the summer program Breakfast on the Farm. Farms across the state have worked with our staff members to open their doors and serve thousands of visitors a delicious breakfast while teaching them about how their food gets from the farm to their dinner tables.
One of the goals of Breakfast on the Farm is to build trust between consumers and farmers and reassure consumers that farmers are producing our food safely. Evaluations done after last year’s events showed that 90 percent of participants said they had very high trust that farmers do the right thing in animal care. Attendees’ trust in modern-day food production increased from 56 percent before they attended Breakfast on the Farm to 80 percent afterward.
Upcoming Breakfast on the Farm dates and farm hosts are:
- July 11: Mason County Breakfast on the Farm hosted by Stakenas Farms, Free Soil
- July 25: Sanilac County Breakfast on the Farm hosted by Roto-Z Dairy Farm, Snover
- 8: Van Buren County Breakfast on the Farm hosted by Hood Farms Family Dairy, Paw Paw
- 15: Gratiot County Breakfast on the Farm hosted by Wheeler Dairy, Breckenridge
- 29: Hillsdale County Breakfast on the Farm hosted by Pleasant View Dairy, Jonesville
Consider inviting your friends and family to an upcoming event or volunteering at a local event! As families attend these events, they are also being introduced to MSU Extension and our services, and learning where their food is really coming from.