Minnesota Farmer

A great day on the farm

What can I say, Cottonwood County’s 2012 Breakfast on the Farm was a success.  When you plan for 200 to 250 people and serve over 300, you know something went right.  We stressed over having to get more supplies, but were happy to get them.The weather was perfect as temperatures and humidity dropped making for a comfortable morning.  Our host family, Dean, Elizabeth, April, Chelsea, Jacob and Ethan Johnson could not have been better.  There was a chance to see history as the Butter Heads of the only sisters to make finals of Princess Kay of the Milky Way in the same year were on display.

One of biggest draws was the milking demonstration.  Some of the younger children got right in close to see this contented cow be milked.

 The milk truck came during the event, causing some former dairymen to comment on the size of the truck that is needed to make dairy successful even for a family farm these days.

There was a video in the milk room explaining the farm that had been a project of one of the girls that explained the farm.

The FFA and 4-H had activities for the kids including a cow pie eating contest where contestants had to find candy corn in chocolate pudding using only their face.  The first one to find all five was declared the winner.  Sorry, I missed the pie in the face picture, but I did get a picture of the cleanup.

One guest commented that very time he had driven by the farm, he had wanted to stop in to see what happened there.  Today he got to see.  It was obvious that many others wanted to see the Johnson dairy.

We had lots of help with event.  Although the lead organization was the Cottonwood County Farm Bureau, the event also had the Cottonwood County Dairy Association, the Cottonwood County Beef Producers, the Cottonwood County Corn and Soybean Growers and the Windom Chamber of Commerce as co-hosts.  It was a team event.

To the Johnson family, a big thank you for all you did.  You made this event a success.  Perhaps we’ll get to do it again some year.


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Love the butter heads… And the milk truck! Looks fun!

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