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A morning on the farm

(Visitors to Kilgus Farmstead enjoyed a Breakfast on the Farm Saturday morning)

The annual Breakfast on the Farm from the Livingston County Farm Bureau Young Leaders at Kilgus Farmstead is more than just a breakfast.

“We have the opportunity to bring community members in to see what life is like on a dairy farm,” said Young Leaders chair Kade Hill during Saturday’s annual event in rural Fairbury.

Those making the trip out to the farm a mile south of town enjoyed a hearty breakfast of biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, milk, juice and coffee. Since ag exposure is a big part of the event, it is often referred to as a “farmer’s share” breakfast. The meal costs a dollar.

“That’s the share that a farmer is going to get from the breakfast that is served today,” explained Hill.

The weather cooperated with cloud cover and a breeze to keep things comfortable.

Matt Kilgus, who operates the farm with other family members, admits it is fun to see all of the interaction taking place.

“It just helps give people perspective on what portion does actually go back into the farmer’s pocket from a breakfast like that,” Kilgus said.

Family members and employees are an integral part of the Kilgus operation where cows get milked, the milk is bottled and later delivered to stores.

“Probably the most rewarding part is just to see the number of people that do come out and just enjoy getting out of town to be on a family farm,” added Kilgus.

In addition to the meal, Saturday’s Breakfast on the Farm also included 4-H activities for kids and farm tours for those young and old.

This is the largest event for the Livingston County Farm Bureau Young Leaders each year. The group is made up of those between the ages of 18 and 35 as it benefits young people involved in the agriculture industry.

(Livingston County Farm Bureau Young Leaders & volunteers help at Saturday's breakfast)


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