Annual Farm Breakfast in Boone County Planned for June

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BOONE COUNTY (WIFR) -- The 17th Annual Boone County Farm Bureau® Foundation Farm Breakfast will be held June 14, 2014, at Friendly Franseen Acres located at 22799 Hwy 76, Poplar Grove, IL. Breakfast will be served from 6:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

The Franseen Family has been on the farm for three generations. After selling the dairy cows in 1997, Jeremy and his father, Rick, converted their dairy operation over to dairy goats. They sell their milk commercially to a cheese plant and currently milk about 130 with 220 total goats on the farm. Jeremy and his wife, Kristen, also make and sell goat milk soap and lotion.

This year’s activities include a craft show featuring some of the area’s most-talented crafters and venders; goat milking demonstrations (6-8 a.m.); horse drawn wagon rides provided by local team drivers; educational activities provided by Winnebago-Boone Agriculture in the Classroom; cheese tasting; children's games; a petting zoo; Cow Pie Bingo; antique tractor, farm equipment, and Model T car displays, and more.

All proceeds of the Breakfast and the Cow Pie Bingo will go to the Boone County Farm Bureau® Foundation. The Foundation was established for the purpose of providing scholarships and increasing agriculture awareness through educational means, such as Agriculture in the Classroom and Summer Ag Institute.

The menu consists of all-you-can-eat pancakes, whole hog sausage, applesauce, ice cream, milk and coffee. Prices are as follows: $6.00 for adults, $3.00 children ages 6-10, and children 5 and under are free.

For more information, call the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau office at (815) 962-0653 or visit

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