Breakfast is one of the tools Warren County Farm Bureau uses to open dialogue with the community. Four years ago the Farmer’s Share Breakfast was offered to communicate how a small portion of the money for a breakfast goes to the farmer who grows the food. $1 was the charge for a loaded omelet, pancakes, sausage, and drinks. Today the cost is the same and the breakfast food is the same. Starting the second year and continuing today, the educational focus has changed to how the food is produced.
Farm Bureau is responsible for businesses in our community. Two co-ops that were started have grown today into Trupointe, that might be remembered as Landmark, and Nationwide Insurance. Today these are open to all. Nationwide offers reduced rates to those who become associate members of Farm Bureau. We welcome everyone to become a member. This is grass roots at its best as a way to communicate with our politicians in Columbus and Washington, D.C.
The breakfast this year will be Feb. 22 at the Lebanon High School from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the cost remains $1. Reservations are appreciated and may be made on Warren County Farm Bureau Facebook or at 800-589-6549. In the parking lot there will be farm equipment provided by Buchanan’s and live animals provided by local farms. Bessy, the Mechanical Cow to milk from OSU, will be indoors along with manned educational booths for the different grains, livestock, and 4-H. Of special interest might be the corn and bean project of the youngest 4-H group called Clover Buds. They will have seeds started to show the roots and beginning leaves. Local farmers will be on hand to answer questions.