“We give the tour to represent farmers,” explained one of the dairy’s owners, Paul Elzinga. “(We) try to show people we’re trying to do our very best here to put quality food in the grocery stores.”
The day was arranged by the Ottawa County Farm Bureau and Michigan State University Extension service. Elzinga said they also worked with the Michigan Milk Producers Association, several seed companies and other agriculture-related businesses to stage the four-hour event.
Elzinga said between 50 and 60 volunteers helped out Saturday.
The MSU Extension service organized similar Breakfast on the Farm events at farms in Clinton and Lenawee counties in June, and in Ogemaw and Isabella counties in July. An event is scheduled for a family dairy farm in Harbor Beach (Huron County) this Saturday, at a farm in Pickford (Chippewa County) on Sept. 17 and another dairy farm in McBain (Missaukee County) on Sept. 24.
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