Breakfast on the Farm is an effort to show those who may have never visited a farm how food gets from the farm to the table.
"We invite the public to attend this event and meet a three generation farm family who strives to produce safe, wholesome food for Maryland communities" said Dr. Bob Peters, University of Maryland Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist.
Breakfast on the Farm is a free, fun, and family-friendly event where people of all ages are welcome to visit a real farm, meet the farm family, ask questions of knowledgeable volunteers, and get a firsthand look at modern food production.
"The goal of Breakfast on the Farm is to connect local consumers to farmers, giving families an up-close and personal look at how their food is grown and raised," said Matt Morris, Frederick County Extension Extension's Breakfast on the Farm and member of the program committee.
Attendees will be able to learn about topics such as proper animal care, crop production, milk production and operation of farm equipment. Visitors will also be able to participate in various hands-on activities, see a milking demonstration, and eat ice cream. Breakfast on the Farm is a fun way to get kids interested in their food and establish the importance of farms in modern agriculture.
Although the event is free, tickets are required for the breakfast, which is served until noon. RSVP today!
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University of Maryland Extension (UME) is a statewide, non-formal education system within the college of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
UME educational programs and problem-solving assistance are available to citizens and are based on the research and experience of land grant universities such as the University of Maryland, College Park.