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Northwest Ohio to host 'Breakfast on the Farm'

WAUSEON, OH -- The agriculture community of Fulton County, OH, is excited to announce that they will host Breakfast on the Farm (BOTF) in Northwest Ohio on Saturday, June 13. Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District, the Ohio Farm Bureau Fulton County and The Ohio State University Extension Fulton County Office along with Sandland Dairy Farm is hosting this event, which will be free to the public. The event will be held at Sandland Dairy Farm, in Swanton, OH from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nearly 2000 guests are expected to attend this event.

BOTF is a free family-friendly event that gives the general public a firsthand look at modern food production.Participants will be able to enjoy a breakfast featuring an Ohio-grown and produced menu of items as well as a self-guided tour.The tour will include opportunities to meet the Brehm Family, the owners and operators of Sandland Dairy Farm, as well as learn about Bio-Security, Animal Well Being, Grain Bin Safety, Cow Nutrition, Milk Quality & Safety, and Nutrient Management.Others stations to visit will be the Calf Area, Milking Parlor, Breeding Barn and Cow Housing.Tractors and farm equipment will be on hand as well as taking a crop tour.There will be Children's Activities, and the opportunity to interact with Commodity Groups.Volunteers will be available to answer any questions that participants may have.

The Mission of BOTF is that it allows the community to visit local farming operations, have a close-to-home agriculture experience, and interact with the farm families who provide a wholesome food supply for Ohio and the world.Farmers are instrumental in providing food that is shipped over the entire world. They believe in practicing good environmental stewardship and conservation, and they make a difference in the community and the world.

BOTF was first started at Michigan State University in 2009 in which more than 61,259 children and adults have attended events throughout Michigan.

Sandland Dairy Farm, dba Sandland Farms, Inc, is a family owned and operated dairy farm.In 1940, Harold & Stella Brehm moved from Wauseon area to begin the family farm.They began their operation with chickens, hogs and 15 cows.In 1960, Lowell & Barbara Brehm purchased the farm and built a loafing area for the milk cows.In 1981, Lowell, Gary & Hal, incorporated Sandland Farms.Soon after, they built a new parlor, free stall barn, 3 cement silos, feed room, treatment room and manure storage.The dairy operation now has over 500 dairy cows.

The event is free to the public and registration is required.To register, go to will be printable after web registration.You can also register by contacting the following offices: Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District, Lucas County Soil and Water Conservation District, OSU Extension Fulton County Office, OSU Extension Lucas County Office or the Farm Bureau Offices in Pettisville and Woodville.Also follow BOTF on Facebook (Fulton County Breakfast on the Farm).