In last week’s Spotlight, I mentioned the success of the St. Clair County Breakfast on the Farm (BOTF) at the Reid Dairy Farm in Jeddo, Mich. June 15. Michigan State University Extension St. Clair County put out a video that gives a clear picture of just how many people it takes to put on the event.
Ashley Kuschel, MSU Extension Breakfast on the Farm coordinator, said, “Around 300 people volunteered, making the event a huge success!”
Ashley works with Nancy Thelen, MSU Extension agriculture literacy educator, to put on all of the BOTF events.
BOTF is not just about eating a delicious breakfast. The event gives consumers an opportunity to learn about agriculture. They learn how farmers use technology to produce the food they enjoy. They can see firsthand how producers take good care of the animals to produce a healthy product for the consumer.
View the video below. You may recognize many familiar faces.
The first Breakfast on the Farm of the season boasted a record attendance of more than 3,000 June 15 at the Reid Dairy Farm in Jeddo, St. Clair County.
A Breakfast on the Farm attendee gets up close and personal at the Reid Dairy Farm in Jeddo, Mich., June 15, 2013. Photo credit: Nancy Thelen
Attendees enjoyed a pancake breakfast and self-guided farm tours. They also saw how the farm uses solar energy to supply electricity to the barns.
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean Fred Poston and his wife, Charlotte, attended and enjoyed visiting with our Michigan State University Extension staff and spouses.
(Left to right) MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean Fred Poston, Charlotte Poston, MSU meat quality Extension educator Jeannine Schweihofer and MSU Extension Breakfast on the Farm program coordinator Ashley Kuschel enjoy Breakfast on the Farm June 15, 2013, at the Reid Dairy Farm in Jeddo, Mich. Photo credit: Ted Ferris.
More than a dozen Extension educators and staff members assisted during the event. Thanks to all who made it a great event! I look forward to attending the next one on July 13 in Ottawa County.
Find a Breakfast on the Farm near you at http://www.breakfastonthefarm.com/find_a_breakfast
The Great Lakes Edition of the Times Herald featured an article on the event. A video includes farm owners Jim and Pam Reid and Extension educator Jeannine Schweihofer. Read the article and view the video here.