Breakfast on the Farm is on this year

Todd McMahon
Volunteer workers stir scrambled eggs with ham and cheese in a giant frying pan during Brown County Breakfast on the Farm at Wayside Dairy LLC in 2013.

GREEN BAY - The Brown County Breakfast on the Farm is a go this year, after all.

Brown County Dairy Promotions, which sponsors the annual event, announced Monday that Country Aire Farms in Greenleaf will host the breakfast on Father’s Day, June 18.

The Gerrits family, owner and operator of Country Aire Farms, came forward after organizers said last week this year’s Breakfast on the Farm would be scrapped if they didn’t have a commitment from a local farm by April 1.

“They wanted to see this educational and fundraising activity continue, so they were willing to step up this year,” said Nicole Nohl, the agriculture and dairy education coordinator for Brown County Dairy Promotions.

Country Aire Farms also hosted Breakfast on the Farm in 2003, the third year of the event that promotes agriculture in the region.

The breakfast usually is held the first Sunday of June in the county but is being pushed back this year to accommodate the host farm.

“This date was their request, that it’s going to work the best for the farm operation,” Nohl said.

Proceeds from the breakfast, which includes a glimpse into the operations of a farm and outdoor activities, support year-round agricultural education for Brown County students and the community.

More details about this year’s Breakfast on the Farm will be released after its planning committee begins meeting with the Country Aire Farms owners next week.

The breakfast date adds to a big Father’s Day weekend in Brown County. The long-running PBS television program “Antiques Roadshow” is coming to Green Bay on June 17, and legendary musician Billy Joel is in concert that night at Lambeau Field.

“Maybe that will draw more people,” Nohl said about Breakfast on the Farm, which typically has more than 5,000 attend. “They’ll need breakfast in the morning after a concert.”