Ohio’s Farmers Offer “Free Breakfast for a Year”Promotion starts July 19, 2010 at www.FarmersFeedUS.org

Columbus, Ohio (July 19, 2010) – Ohio farmers and Ohio-based Bob Evans Farms are teaming up to provide two Ohio families with “Free Breakfast for a Year.”*

Beginning today, Ohio residents can register at www.FarmersFeedUS.org to win one of two grand prizes of “Free Breakfast for a Year” at Bob Evans Restaurants. Visitors to the site will be guided through registration by an Ohio farmer, who will also explain how he or she produces safe, nutritious and affordable food. Consumers can register with each of seven farmers daily through the end of the program on Oct. 15.

“Ohio’s farmers work hard every day to produce the food that feeds us,” said David White, executive director for the Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC). “Through this program, we hope Ohio consumers learn more about how the state’s farmers provide safe, nutritious, affordable food, while caring for their animals, land, families and communities.”

In addition to guiding visitors through their registrations for “Free Breakfast for a Year,” the www.FarmersFeedUS.org website features beef, dairy, pork, lamb, soybean, egg, and turkey farmers from across the state sharing information about their farms and their families. The site also features nutritious recipes and fun farm facts.

“We take great pride in our company’s heritage – founded by a farmer in southeastern Ohio – and we are proud to partner with Ohio’s farmers to provide our customers with the opportunity to win ‘Free Breakfast for a Year,’” said Mary Cusick, senior vice president of marketing, Bob Evans Farms. “Through this sweepstakes, we are helping our customers better understand where their food comes from, and helping them meet the wonderful people who provide it – Ohio farmers.”

More information, complete rules and eligibility requirements for the sweepstakes can be found at www.FarmersFeedUS.org.

OLC, formed in 1997, is a statewide organization consisting of diverse agriculture organizations and individual farmers committed to advancing environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically viable livestock farming practices. More information is available at www.ohiolivestock.org.

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Bob Evans and Mimi’s Café brand names. At the end of the fourth fiscal quarter (April 30, 2010), Bob Evans owned and operated 569 family restaurants in 18 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States, while Mimi’s Café owned and operated 146 casual restaurants located in 24 states, primarily in California and other western states. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. is also a leading producer and distributor of pork sausage and a variety of complementary homestyle convenience food items under the Bob Evans and Owens brand names. For more information about Bob Evans Farms, Inc., visit the company’s website at www.bobevans.com.

*The contest will award two prizes in the form of individual gift cards, each worth approximately $1,700 which is equal to the cost to provide four (4) Rise & Shine breakfast meals per week for 52 weeks to two winners. No purchase is necessary.

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