Farmers, friends and food

Breakfast on the Farm is a reconnection with agriculture

The Ogroske Farm was selected for this years breakfast. The Ogroske farm is located north of Perham. Michael Denny/Perham Focus

The Ogroske Farm was selected for this years breakfast. The Ogroske farm is located north of Perham. Michael Denny/Perham Focus

Have you ever wondered where your food comes from?

That question sparked the Breakfast on the Farm event, an opportunity for people to reconnect with agriculture.

The annual event is held at a new farm each year and often exhibits a wide range of farming equipment, educational booths, animals and games. The big draw is the breakfast. Shortly after the sun comes up people arrive in mass to chow down on pancakes and sausages skillfully prepared by a volunteer staff made-up primarily of farmers.

Darren Newville, one of the main organizers for the event, has been pivotal in facilitating Breakfast on the Farm in Otter Tail County. His job consists of leading meetings and coordinating volunteers. On the morning of the big breakfast he was helping everyone setup for the hungry crowd. “The main thing is getting people that aren't involved with agriculture out to the farm,” Newville said.

Newville was expecting around 1,000 people to visit the Ogroske Farm north of Perham Saturday morning, Aug. 3. Breakfast on the Farm started as a simple educational event but quickly grew into a large agriculture exhibition and feed, bringing in dozens of sponsors and volunteers. The event is free to the public but organizers were asking for a free will donation. All donations get reinvested back into the groups that support the event like 4-H. 

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