Gratiot County farm hosts free Breakfast on the Farm Aug. 17 in Breckenridge

posted on July 29, 2013 12:49pm

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Humm Farm LLC, a crop farm in Gratiot County, is hosting a free, family-friendly Breakfast on the Farm event that gives consumers a front-row seat to modern production agriculture. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at 7240 N. Wisner Rd., Breckenridge. Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. to noon.

Families who attend this event are guaranteed to have fun and learn something new about modern agriculture. Consumers will enjoy a free (with ticket) pancake breakfast featuring Michigan-made products and be able to take self-guided tours of the farm to get a firsthand look at how this modern crop farm operates.

Tours of various parts of the farm will include educational exhibits where volunteers will be available to answer questions. Large tractors and farm equipment are essential to farm the Humm family’s 2,900 acres of corn, wheat and soybeans, and they will be available for all to see and enjoy on the day of the event. In July, the Humm family was named Gratiot County’s Farm Family of the Year for 2013.

“It’s really about taking care of the land,” said Erin Humm, wife to one of the farm’s owners, Olan Humm. “We’re excited to show our non-farm neighbors what we’re all about and how we produce the food they eat.”

This sixth-generation family farm takes conservation seriously.

“Our mission is to nurture the land for generations to come,” Humm added.

The farm tour and breakfast are free, but tickets are limited and required to eat breakfast. Free tickets can be obtained at these locations throughout the Mid-Michigan area:

Alma: Commercial Bank, Family Farm and Home, GreenStone Farm Credit Services.

Breckenridge: Isabella Bank.

Freeland: Isabella Bank.

Hemlock: Isabella Bank.

Ionia: GreenStone.

Ithaca: Commercial Bank, Gratiot County MSU Extension, Isabella Bank.

Merrill: Miles Petroleum.

Middleton: Commercial Bank.

Midland: ChippewaNature Center, Dow Gardens. Tractor Supply Company.

Mt. Pleasant: Discovery Museum, Farm Bureau Insurance, GreenStone, Tractor Supply Company.

Owosso: Tractor Supply Company.

Rosebush: Bader & Sons.

Saginaw: GreenStone, Saginaw Library.

Shepherd: Isabella Bank.

Shields: Tractor Supply Company.

St. Johns: Clinton County MSU Extension, GreenStone, Tractor Supply Company.

St. Louis: Bader & Sons, Commercial Bank.

The remaining dates and Breakfast on the Farm host farms for 2013 are:

  • Sept. 7, Black Locust Farms LLC, Stanton (Montcalm County).
  • Sept. 21, Ferry Farms LLC, Litchfield (Hillsdale County).

Breakfast on the Farm is a Michigan State University (MSU) Extension program. More than 175 local volunteers help organize and implement each event.

The statewide sponsors for 2013 are Michigan Ag Council, Corn Marketing Program of Michigan and Michigan Corn Growers Association, Dairyland Seed Co. Inc., GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Michigan Farm Bureau, Farm Bureau Insurance, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Michigan Wheat Program, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)Pioneer and United Dairy Industry of Michigan. In addition, the Breckenridge event received generous support from more than 50 local sponsors.

To find out more about Breakfast on the Farm, to learn how to apply to be a host farm or to see pictures from past events, please visit www.breakfastonthefarm.com.

Questions can be directed to Nancy Thelen at 734-222-3825 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or Ashley Kuschel at 586-337-4985 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).