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Visit a dairy farm in June and enjoy a good breakfastVisit a dairy farm in June and enjoy a good breakfast

Dozens of farms host guests in June for Dairy Month and throughout summer to educate folks about dairy farming.

May 26, 2015

7 Min Read

Dairy farmers across Minnesota will host visitors on their farms, beginning May 30 and through July 26, for breakfasts--or in a few instances, lunch or supper--and for on-farm tours.

Some farms are working with local or regional dairy promotion councils to host the events. Others are Farm Bureau members working with their county Farm Bureau organizations.

The on-farm events feature a meal and numerous family activities for all ages.

County Farm Bureau events are listed first. Contact the county/regional Farm Bureau to get the most current information.

Breakfast on the Farm
Clay County, May 30, 7 a.m.-Noon


Location: Kasin Farms, 4271 230th Street, Hawley. Directions: From Hawley, go 3.25 miles south on County Road 31. Cost: Free will donation

Menu: Pancakes with strawberries, breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs with cheese, milk, coffee and water

Activities: Barrel train rides, horse drawn wagon rides, new and old farm equipment display, milk drinking contest, Farm Safety 4 Just Kids, horticultural information, biodiesel and ethanol displays, farm animal zoo

Parking: Available on site with horse or tractor wagon rides to the breakfast area

Contact: Keith and Lori Aakre, 218-937-5514

Sponsored by: Clay County Farm Bureau and many area businesses

Stearns County, June 6, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Rohe Dairy, Melrose. Directions: Park at Melrose Area Public School. A free shuttle will take you to the farm.

Cost – Adults: $5. Children: 5 and under free

Menu: Pancakes, French toast, sausage, eggs, milk, juice and coffee

Activities: Guided tours, obstacle course, petting zoo, wagon rides and more

Parking: Not available on site. Park at Melrose Area Public School.

Contact: www.stearnsfarmbreakfast.com

Sponsored by: AgStar Financial Services, American Foods Group, Central Minnesota Credit Union, Land O'Lakes, Leedstone, Melrose Dairy Proteins, Munson Feeds, Midwest Machinery Company, Stearns County American Dairy Association, Stearns County Farm Bureau, Stearns Electric Association, Vita Plus, Zoetis and more

Waseca County, June 9, 6-8 p.m.
Location: Farmamerica, 7367 360th Ave, Waseca

Cost: Free

Menu: Pork and beef burgers, milk, popcorn, root beer floats, chips and cookies

Activities: Children's activities, live music, tram rides and petting zoo

Contact: Sue Harguth, 507-461-2538

Sponsored by: Waseca County American Dairy Association and the Waseca Chamber Ag Committee


Todd County, June 13, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Zigan Dairy, Long Prairie, Directions: Park at Long Prairie High School, 9th Street N

Cost: $1

Menu: Burgers, chips, ice cream

Parking: No parking is available at the farm. Take the shuttle from Long Prairie High School.

Contact: Todd County Extension, 320-732-4435

Sponsored by: Todd County Livestock Advisory Council and Todd County Extension

Goodhue County, June 17, 7-11 a.m.
Location: Burfeind Dairy LLC, 18820 County 9 Blvd, Goodhue

Cost: Free

Menu: Egg bake, fruit, rolls and dairy products

Activities: Kids' activities and live animals

Contact: Christian Schmipf, 651-380-8293

Sponsored by: Goodhue County American Dairy Association and KCUE – Red Wing Radio

Mower County, June 20, 8-11:30 a.m.
Location: Reiland Farms, Troy and Chris Sukalski, 13698 755th Ave, LeRoy

Directions: From Highway 56 in LeRoy, take County Road 14 (east side of the high school) north for 3 miles. Turn west on County Road 11 for 1.5 miles, then south on 755th Ave. Watch for signs.

Cost – Adults: $3

Cost – Children: Age 6 and under are free, family rate of $12

Menu: Pancakes, sausage, milk, coffee and orange juice

Activities: Horse drawn wagon rides, petting zoo, farm scavenger hunt, farm tours and much more

Parking: Free parking at the farm

Contact: Virginia Bissen, 507-582-3518 or [email protected]

Sponsored by: Mower County Farm Bureau Federation with many supporting county organizations and businesses


Steele County, June 20, 8 a.m.-Noon
Location: Clover Glen Dairy Farm, 9368 SE 18th Street, Claremont

Cost – Adults: $5

Cost – Children: 5 and under are free

Menu: Pancakes, sausage, cheese, milk and coffee

Activities: Barn tours, petting zoo, jump house, picture with a calf, horse and buggy rides, kids craft tent, butter making, antique tractors and dairy princesses

Parking: Handicap parking only at the farm. There will be a shuttle bus from the Steele County Fairgrounds from 8-11 a.m.

Contact: Glenn Johnson, 507-676-3421 or Mary Schroeder, 507-213-9394

Sponsored by: Steele County American Dairy Association

Watonwan County, June 20, 8-11 a.m.
Location: Bryon and Kathy Christenson Farm, 73805 280th Street, St. James. Directions: 7 miles north of St. James on Hwy 4, then 2.5 miles east on County Road 1

Cost: Free

Menu: Pancakes, little smokies, rolls, coffee, milk and juice

Activities: Equipment to explore, hay rides, live animals, visit with legislators, bouncy barn, 4-H information and exhibits/demonstrations

Parking: Available on site

Contact: Scott and Samantha Runge, [email protected] or Facebook at Watonwan County Farm Bureau

Sponsored by: Watonwan County Farm Bureau along with other supporting businesses and organizations

Wright County, June 20, 7 a.m.-Noon
Location: Goldview Farms, Waverly

Cost – Adults: $5

Cost – Children: 5 and under are free

Menu: Pancakes, sausage, coffee and milk

Activities: Tour the dairy farm, cheese and ice cream samples, wagon rides, education agriculture booths and a petting zoo

Parking: Park at HLWW High School to take the shuttle to the farm

Contact: www.breakfastonthefarm.org or Dan Glessing, 320-420-4807

Sponsored by: Wright County Farm Bureau, Wright County American Dairy Association, Munson Lakes Nutrition, Feed Stuff Bagging Inc., Centra Sota Cooperative and many more

Wabasha County, June 25, 4-9 p.m.
Location: Klein Cow Palace, 69363 County Road 2, Lake City

Cost: $5

Menu: Shredded beef, corn, apples, mashed potatoes

Activities: Kids' activities, petting zoo, tractors and more

Parking: Parking and busing will be available from Lake City Elementary

Contact: Katie Brown, 507-951-2951

Sponsored by: Local county agriculture organizations and county businesses

Fillmore County, June 27, 5 p.m.
Location: Redalen Holsteins, Lanesboro

Cost: Free will donation

Menu: Cheeseburger, beans, potato salad

Activities: Corn box, inflatable jump toys and see robotic milking in action

Contact: Trinity Johnson, 507-273-7550

Sponsored by: Fillmore County American Dairy Association


Olmsted County, June 27, 6:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Schumacher Dairy Farm, Elgin. Directions: North of Elgin on Highway 247

Cost – Adults: $6

Cost – Children: Age 5-13 $3, under 5 free

Menu: All you can eat pancakes, sausage, cheese, milk, orange juice and coffee

Activities: Petting zoo, horse pulled wagon rides, agriculture displays and exhibits

Parking: On site

Contact: Ken Levos, 507-696-4013

Sponsored by: Many area businesses

Beltrami County, June 28, 8:30 a.m.-Noon
Location: Beltrami County Fairgrounds

Directions: 2 miles north of Bemidji on Highway 71

Cost – Adults: $5

Cost – Children: 11 and under free

Menu: Pancakes, ice cream, berries, sausage and ham

Activities: Live farm animals, scavenger hunt and more

Contact: Linda Binkley, 218-760-8014

Sponsored by: Beltrami County Farm Bureau

Winona County, June 30, 5-8 p.m.
Location: Wirtland Holstein Farm, 25438 County Road 25, Lewiston

Cost: Free event, charge for meal

Menu: Brats, hot dogs, chips, beans, root beer float, cheese stick

Activities: Farm machine display, games, petting zoo, train wagon and a band

Parking: Limited on site, shuttle buses will be available

Contact: Winona Area Chamber of Commerce, 507-452-2272 or [email protected]

Sponsored by: Winona Area Chamber of Commerce and AgStar Financial Services

Blue Earth and Le Sueur Counties, July 18, 7-11:30 a.m.
Location: Goebel Brothers Family Farm, 19692 Monks Ave, Mankato (not far from the MSU-Mankato campus)

Cost: Free (suggested donation $1)

Menu: Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs

Activities: Farm machinery display, farm animals, kids' activities and more

Parking: Off-site parking with a shuttle bus to the farm will be available

Contact: Like us on Facebook – Breakfast on the Farm hosted by Le Sueur and Blue Earth County Farm Bureaus

Sponsors: Blue Earth and Le Sueur County Farm Bureaus, Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation, Scott/Le Sueur County Corn & Soybean Growers, Blue Earth County Corn & Soybean Growers, Le Sueur County Pork Producers, Blue Earth County Pork Producers, AgStar Financial Services, Southern Minnesota Center for Agriculture and more.

Rice County, July 22, 7:30-9 a.m.
Location: Rice County Fairgrounds Beer Garden, Faribault

Cost: Free, first come-first served

Menu: Eggs, sausage, fruit, rolls, juice and coffee

Activities: Agriculture Hall of Fame inductions

Parking: Available at the fairgrounds

Contact: Mary Jo Schoenfeld, 507-455-0745 or [email protected]

Sponsored by: Rice County Farm Bureau

Nicollet County, July 26, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Along Nicollet County Road 5, 5.5 miles east of State Hwy 111

Menu: Pork chop dinner, pie and ice cream

Activities: 100th Anniversary Program for Nicollet County Farm Bureau and Extension and games will follow the meal

Parking: A shuttle will be available.

Contact: Garfield Eckberg, 507-246-5025, [email protected] or Dennis Schmidt, 507-233-5776, [email protected]

Sponsored by: Nicollet County Extension, Nicollet County Farm Bureau and KNUJ Radio

Washington-Ramsey County, July 26, 12:30 p.m.
Location: Miron Family Farm, 15250 Homestead Ave N, Hugo

Cost: Free will donation

Menu: Lunch and ice cream

Activities: Farm tours, entertainment, games

Parking: Available on site

Contact: Kristy Miron, [email protected]

Sponsored by: Washington-Ramsey County Farm Bureau and Washington County American Dairy Association

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