Free Breakfast on the Farm
in Shepherd, Aug. 11
A family dairy farm in Isabella County will host Breakfast on the Farm to give consumers a chance to experience modern farm production.
The event will take place Aug. 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Judge Dairy Farm, 8496 S. Nottama Rd. in Shepherd. The farm is located approximately 9.5 miles west of Shepherd from US 127.
Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m.-noon.
Breakfast on the Farm at Judge Dairy Farm will offer visitors the opportunity to take self-guided tours to see where the farm's 700 cows are milked and housed.
Families will enjoy a free (with ticket) pancake and sausage breakfast featuring Michigan-made products, and children will be able to engage in various activities related to farm life.
Tours will include educational exhibits where Breakfast on the Farm volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions that guests may have and a field demonstration on hay harvesting with today's equipment (weather permitting).
Everything from big tractors to feed storage will be made available for visitors to explore on the dairy, which has been owned and operated by the Judge family for 76 years.
"I really look forward to seeing the kids' faces when they see how big our equipment is," said farm owner Rick Judge. "Breakfast on the Farm is a great opportunity for them to see what we do."