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Gallery of the Week: Breakfast on the farm

Mark Brooky • Jun 26, 2017 at 5:10 PM
Thousands turned out for Breakfast on the Farm at the J&J Dairy in Marne on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The farm is owned and operated by three brothers: Dave, Daniel and Tim Van Dyke; and their wives: Cori, Cindy and Sharon. The Van Dyke brothers purchased the farm from their parents in 1991 and are the second generation to manage it, with hopes that their sons will take over as the third generation. When the brothers took over the farm, there were only milking 60 cows. Now, they milk 650 and grow 1,000 acres of corn and alfalfa as the primary feed source for their cows. The farm has 14 full-time employees, including two Van Dyke sons. Breakfast on the Farm is organized by the MSU Extension service and Michigan Farm Bureau.