By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Farm Bureau members will dish up made-to-order omelets and facts about farm life at the 3rd Annual Breakfast on the Farm.
Set for 8 to 11 a.m. June 7, the free event will take place at Kramer Homestead owned by the Yutzy family, 5835 Converse Huff Road, Plain City. The Madison County and Franklin County farm bureaus sponsor the event.
Farm Bureau members prepare and serve the breakfast under a big tent at the farm. The menu includes omelets, sausage, biscuits and drinks.
“The first year, we served 500 omelets. Last year, it was 1,100, give or take,” said Dennis Wilt, past president of the Madison County Farm Bureau. “But the omelets aren’t why we invite people out. They’re just a drawing card. We invite people out to teach them about agriculture.”
Visitors get to see live farm animals, from chickens to cows. An interactive display area features Ohio-grown commodities and information about their uses. Plenty of area farmers are on hand to answer questions. Ag-related vendors set up booths in the machine shed, and children’s activities offer fun games with an educational spin.
The setting itself is educational. Visitors see firsthand what a working farm looks like. Brothers Luke and Matt Yutzy, along with Luke’s son-in-law, Gary Schlabaugh, run the operation. They tend 400 acres of corn, beans, hay and wheat and perform custom hay mowing and corn chopping for large dairies. They’re also raising 160 head of beef cattle.
“We enjoy hosting Breakfast on the Farm. It’s a good event to educate our city friends—help open their eyes and minds a little bit on where food comes from,” said Luke Yutzy. “It’s a laid back, casual type of thing where you can have a one-on-one conversation with a farmer if you’re curious and want to know more.”
Earlier this year, the American Farm Bureau Federation presented the Madison County and Franklin County farm bureaus with an Activities of Excellence Award for Breakfast on the Farm. The event was one of four recognized in Ohio and one of 24 recognized in the United States.
Breakfast on the Farm is free and open to the public. Registration is required, and tickets are limited. For ticket information, call 1-800-451-8908 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is due by May 30.