Dodge County announces plans for in-person dairy breakfast

Picture: FWR Nell Farm in Dodge County. Courtesy of Dodge County Dairy Promotion Committee.

It’s been nearly two years since most Wisconsinites have been able to step foot on a farm for a summertime dairy breakfast. Most of these Ag-based events around the state were called off in 2020 due to the pandemic, but 2021 is an opportunity for counties to move forward with their traditional plans if they choose to do so. While most counties have yet to release any official plans, Dodge County recently announced that they will be holding an in-person dairy breakfast in June.

“I’m really excited that we’re able to have it,” says Dodge County Dairy Ambassador Brenda Conley. “It’s going to be on Sunday, June 6th from 9-12:30 at the FWR Nell Farm outside of Juneau on Highway F,” she explains. Conley says that the farm was supposed to be the host for the 2020 event and has been gracious enough to step forward to host this year’s event.

The Dodge County Dairy Promotion Committee made the decision to go forward with the event due to a low prevalence of the virus in the county and the event being held outdoors. With that, though, there will be some changes made in light of the pandemic. “We’re going to do a lot more diligence on the cleaning of our tables in between people that want to sit down and eat,” Conley says, “we’re going to ask the visitors to please throw their own garbage out…condiments like our syrup is all going to be in individual packages this year.” There will also be adjustments made to the way food is served as less people will be touching a plate prior to it being doled out to a hungry breakfast-goer.

Breakfast is prepared at a past event. Photo courtesy of Dodge County Dairy Promotion Committee.

Normal attendance for Dodge County’s dairy breakfast pre-pandemic usually clocked in at 1,800 people but Conley explains that they always prepared for closer to 2,000 when it came to the amount of food cooked. In 2021, event organizers are hoping for an attendance of around 1,500 people. “We know attendance may be down this year because some people may not be comfortable going out yet and we understand that.”

As for the food, the menus will consist of scrambled eggs mixed with ham and cheese, pancakes, ice cream, and lots of milk and cheese. Get more details by visiting the event page on Facebook.