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Breakfast On the Farm- Faith Cullens

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  • This material was presented as part of DAIReXNET’s 'Public Perception of Dairy Farms' webinar on October 12, 2010. All of our recorded webinars are available at: http://www.extension.org/pages/15830/archived-dairy-cattle-webinars.
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Breakfast On the Farm- Faith Cullens

  1. 1. Faith Cullens, MSU Extension, Dairy Educator<br />cullensf@msu.edu 989-224-5249<br />Nancy Thelen, MSU Extension, Ag Literacy Educator<br />thelenn@msu.edu 734-222-3825<br />www.BreakfastOnTheFarm.com<br />
  2. 2. Goals<br />Educate the public about modern farming<br />Educate legislators about farming <br />Engage the community in the event<br />Teach other farmers how to talk to the public<br />
  3. 3. Events / Visitors<br />2009<br />Clinton County 1250<br />2010 <br /> Clinton County 2500<br />Washtenaw County 2500 <br />Isabella County 1300<br />Alpena County ? <br /> - October 16, 2010<br />
  4. 4. General Information<br />Tickets required<br />Free<br />9 am – 1 pm<br />Self guided tour<br />Crowd favorites:<br />Calves<br />Wagon rides<br />Equipment <br />Milking parlor<br />
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  6. 6. Educational Display<br />
  7. 7. Planning Committee<br />Educational signage<br />Kitchen<br />Michigan Farm Showcase<br />Donations<br />Volunteers<br />Parking<br />Tickets<br />Marketing *hired out for state-wide consistency<br />
  8. 8. Biosecurity<br />Visitor policy<br />Asked if they had been out of country<br />Sign in<br />Issued booties<br />
  9. 9. VISITOR POLICY<br />Please follow each of the following steps:<br /><ul><li>Before proceeding, sign one of our visitor logs
  10. 10. Wear the provided plastic boots while visiting the cow and calf barns
  11. 11. Follow the tour route and enter facilities at designated points*
  12. 12. Use hand sanitizer after touring the barns or touching animals
  13. 13. Dispose of plastic boots in the garbage </li></ul>If you have been outside the United States within the past 7 days, please ask a volunteer for Mr. Jerry May before proceeding.<br />The health and welfare of the Jandernoa’s dairy cows, and the safety of the product they produce, is of highest priority to us. To help protect the cows, their milk, and you, we have developed the above visitor policy. <br />* If you would like to see an area not on the tour, please ask a volunteer for assistance<br />Thank you for your cooperation to make this day fun and successful <br />
  14. 14. Statewide Efforts<br />Marketing<br />Tickets, Flyers, Posters, T-shirts, Press releases, Social Media, Website<br />Educational Signs<br />Supplies<br />Trailer to haul/store, griddles, sign boards, coolers, and other misc. equipment<br />Statewide Coordinator<br />Nancy ThelenMSU Extension, Ag Literacy Educator<br />thelenn@msu.edu 734-222-3825<br />

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