Dane County Dairy Promotion Committee: Dane County’s Breakfast on the Farm set for Saturday, June 12

Local Farm to Host Breakfast for You!

Dane County’s 32nd Annual “Breakfast on the Farm” Saturday, June 12

Media Contact: Jennifer Kuhn, Dane County Dairy Promotion Committee “Breakfast on the Farm” Coordinator, 608-577-8990, [email protected]http://www.danecountydairy.com/dairybreakfast

What: Doug and Lori Brown of Belleville, WI, will host this year’s “Breakfast on the Farm,” organized by the Dane County Dairy Promotion Committee. Everyone is welcome to visit the farm for this event, which is expected to draw more than 4,000 people.

After enjoying breakfast, guests are welcome to roam the farm and stop at tour stations; experience a horse-drawn wagon ride; participate in kid’s peddle tractor races; and enjoy live music by the Soggy Prairie Boys. In the Expo Building, vendors will host educational activities and offer product samples.

In addition to an appearance from Alice in Dairyland, Dane County’s Fairest of the Fair will be crowned during the Breakfast on the Farm. Carly Brown, daughter of Doug and Lori Brown, was recently selected Dane County Fairest of the Fair. She will preside over the 2010 Dane County Fair. She will be officially crowned Dane County’s Fairest of the Fair during the Breakfast on her own family farm.

Where: Doug and Lori Brown Family Farm

6868 County Road A

Belleville, WI

For directions, visit http://www.danecountydairy.com/dairybreakfast.

When: Saturday, June 12, 2010

Breakfast Served 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

For a detailed program of scheduled activities and event admission prices, visit http://www.danecountydairy.com/dairybreakfast

Farm

Background: Doug and Lori Brown, along with their children, Katie, Carly, Jamie and Devin, would like to welcome you to the 32nd annual Dane County Breakfast on the Farm. Farming for the Brown’s is a family tradition. Both Doug and Lori’s parents, Jan and Jerry Brown and Dorothy and the late Eugene Dreger were farmers, along with Grandparents and Great Grandparents. The breakfast was hosted once before on this farm in 1981 by Doug’s parents.

Throughout their years of farming, the Brown’s main focus was to help make the farm more labor efficient, and to make the cows healthier, and more comfortable. The Browns wanted to make sure they had time to enjoy with their children while teaching and involving them in their farming operation.

The free stall barn and parlor were built in 1998. The existing stanchion barn was used and they retrofitted a double eight parallel parlor in the barn to help keep down expenses. Through the years other buildings were added as needed. Every improvement was in hope of making the farm more efficient and a more attractive option for their children to carry on the farming tradition. The Browns currently milk about 120 cows twice a day and raise their own replacement heifers. They also crop 360 acres of corn and alfalfa to feed their animals. The Brown’s children are actively involved in the day-to-day farming operation, as their schedules allow.