Marinette County Breakfast on the Farm

2020 event is postponed until 2021 – June 27 at Brian & Brenda Hartwig’s.

Due to the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 situation, the Marinette County Breakfast on the Farm Committee & the Hartwig Family have made the difficult decision to postpone the annual breakfast until June 2021.  The Hartwig Family will be our host family on June 27, 2021. Please like our Facebook page for more information and updates throughout the months ahead.  Wisconsin dairy farmers need our support now more than ever! We encourage you to grab an extra gallon of milk or tub of ice cream at the grocery store. We will get through this pandemic together, as a team.
Their Facebook page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/Marinette-County-Breakfast-on-the-Farm-336959919674024/
Other information can also be found at: https://www.facebook.com/DairyFarmersofWisconsin/
Agriculture Agent Scott Reuss coordinates the educational displays and opportunities at the annual BOTF events.  If you have particular topics which you would like to see addressed at the 2021 event, send him your ideas at scott.reuss@wisc.edu

Breakfast on Farms Postponed, But You Can Still Explore Agriculture

The host farms and planning committees for both the Oconto and Marinette County Breakfast on the Farm events have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 events until 2021.  The risks of bringing 1,000’s of people onto one farm for these events are too substantial for coronavirus transfer, thus necessitating these decisions.

The farms which had graciously volunteered to host the 2020 events are excited to have another year to prepare their farms for memorable events in 2021.  The Oconto County Breakfast on the Farm is postponed to June 13, 2021 and will be hosted by Alsteen Farms on Belgium Road.  The Marinette County Breakfast on the Farm is postponed to June 27, 2021 and will be hosted by Brian & Brenda Hartwig at their farm on Town Hall Road in Town of Grover.

Both host farms and sponsoring committees hope you place these 2021 dates onto your calendars and plan on coming out to these fun-filled, educational, and very nutritious events.  Between now and then, there are still many different ways that families can learn more about agriculture in the area.  The Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (wisconsindairy.org) website is set up to help you understand more about the Wisconsin dairy industry, including a Meet our Farmers documentary series that showcases six different farms’ stories from across the state.  Don’t forget that the beef industry has a large role in WI agriculture, with over $2 billion in sales every year.  Their checkoff funded website at beeftips.com has beef recipes, educational resources, grower information, and also has a ‘get to know our farmers’ section.

On the crops side of agriculture, the Wisconsin Corn Growers (wicorn.org) have industry news, educational resources, and explanations of their promotion and other efforts.  The WI Soybean Growers (wisoybean.org) also have similar resources and a meet our farms section.  Other grower groups which have websites allowing you to learn more about their production practices, producers, and how to utilize products in nutritious recipes include the WI Apple Growers (waga.org), WI Berry Growers (wiberries.org), WI Grape Growers (wigrapes.org), WI Potato and Vegetable Growers (wisconsinpotatoes.com), WI Cranberry Growers (wiscran.org), and others, as well.

Lastly, if you want to find more localized information, you can visit marinette.extension.wisc.edu and go through the agriculture and/or horticulture tabs to learn about many different aspects, as well as see updates on local events.  You can also direct specific questions to Agriculture/Horticulture Extension Agent Scott Reuss by calling 715-732-7510 or e-mailing to scott.reuss@wisc.edu