Future Farmers Educate During Annual Breakfast

by Erika Brooks on March 2, 2014 at 12:02 pm

From farm to table was the idea behind a breakfast at Zanesville High School Saturday morning.

The Muskingum County Farm Bureau along with members from local FFA chapters hosted their annual Farmer’s Share breakfast. The breakfast works to show the partnership between farmers and consumers by providing agricultural awareness within the community. The $1 cost of the breakfast is a meaningful one for farmers.

"The $1 represents what a farmer would make from an average breakfast when you look at the eggs, the French Toast and the sausage basically $1 of that goes back to the farmer, that’s what the Farmer’s Share Breakfast represents," said Todd Sands, Vice President of the Muskingum County Farm Bureau.

The breakfast also serves as a way to educate the community on the farm way of life and the issues that farmers face. All five of the local FFA chapters participated and several members gave speeches about their farm life and experiences.

"It makes me feel good because you know that these people not only come for the food but to come and learn about agricultural and FFA is about promoting agriculture and teaching the younger generation about leadership opportunities," said Victor Sellers, a John Glenn FFA Member.

The Farmer’s Share Breakfast hoped to serve 700 people. The next event for the Farm Bureau will be their annual Summer picnic. To learn more or to find out how you can become a member, go online to the Ohio Farm Bureau’s website, www.ofbf.org