In 2015, the Fulton County agricultural community hosted a large Breakfast On The Farm (BOTF) event to educate consumers about modern commodity agriculture and the way farmers care for their animals, protect the environment and produce safe, wholesome food. 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. As a result, the Fulton County BOTF committee is planning for a summer 2019 BOTF event.
Requirements of the 2019 host site farm are to complete the application by May 1, 2018. The host farm will need to have a farm representative involved in the monthly planning process and be willing to serve as the spokesperson for the event. Additional requirements can be viewed on the website above.
The leadership for the planning committee will be provided by Fulton OSU Extension (OSUE), Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Farm Bureau. These agencies will coordinate donations and sponsorships, pay bills and lead the planning process. They will also assemble the committee to select the host site farm and preferred date of the event.
If you are interested in being considered as a host farm site, please complete the application mentioned above and return it to OSU Extension, 8770 St Rt 108, Suite A, Wauseon, OH 43567 by May 1, 2018. Again, the next Fulton Co BOTF event will be in the summer of 2019 and the host farm will help determined the preferred date.