There is no doubt, owning and operating a dairy farm is a full-time job. The beginning of June kicks off two popular events National Dairy Month and the Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm, which highlights the work that dairy farmers do everyday for consumers here and abroad. UMASH was part of this event for the second year, where guests can visit a working dairy farm, enjoy a hearty breakfast and have fun while learning more about the dairy industry. Breakfast on the Farm is a great example of agritourism, where people who are not familiar with farming are exposed to the inner workings of this industry and agriculture overall.
Carrie Klumb and Carol Peterson represented UMASH and engaged participants to learn more about safety and health on the farm with a particular emphasis on zoonotic disease prevention. Youth and adults took part in a scavenger hunt and played the prize wheel to learn more about disease prevention, handwashing, sun safety, ATV safety and more. It was a busy day with over 150 people stopping by our booth to learn more about staying safe and healthy when visiting a farm.
When you grow up on a dairy farm, cows don’t take a day off. So you work every day and my dad always said, ‘No one can outwork you.’