Henricks & Krieger Dairy to host 2019 BOTF
The Henricks & Krieger Dairy Farm has been selected as the host farm for the June 2019 Breakfast On The Farm event to be held in Fulton County on June 15, 2019.
Henricks & Krieger Dairy is a 3rd generation, three-family partnership owned by Richard and Sue Henricks, Phillip and Tara Henricks and Shawn and Kim Krieger.
The family farm was founded 72 years ago by Clifford and Annabelle Henricks in Chesterfield Township, located east of Fayette.
The family cares for Holstein cows while raising corn, soybeans, alfalfa and wheat. The Henricks & Krieger Dairy Farm is a member of the Ohio and National Holstein Association, Farm Bureau and the Fulton County Dairy Association.
Breakfast on the Farm (BOTF) gives consumers and farm neighbors a first-hand look at modern food production and the farm families who work hard to produce safe, wholesome food.
Planning for the BOTF event will start in the fall of 2018 and more details will be released after its planning committee begins meeting.
Thanks to generous sponsors the event will be free and open to the public. It will include a free breakfast made with Northwest Ohio-grown agricultural products and will feature all the operations of the Henricks & Krieger Dairy.
Participants will be able to see live cows and calves, tour the farm, and see farm equipment used on today’s modern dairy farms.
The Fulton County BOTF is coordinated through a partnership of OSU Extension, Farm Bureau and the Soil & Water Conservation District.
In 2015, the Fulton County community hosted the first Breakfast On The Farm event at Sandland Farms in Swanton, Ohio.
The impact survey results indicated that over 60% of the attendees were first time visitors to a dairy farm in 20 years and that the consumers significantly increased their trust in farmers in the key areas of care for environment, care for animals, and protecting water quality.