24th Annual Dunn County Dairy Promotion Breakfast

The 24th Annual Dunn County Dairy Promotion Breakfast will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 7 am to 11 am at Prestrud Dairy LLC, Marv Prestrud Family, N14255 190th Street, Prairie Farm, WI 54762.

The annual dairy breakfast is hosted by a Dunn County dairy farmer each year and is coordinated by the Dunn County Dairy Promotion Committee. The cost of the dairy breakfast meal is $6 per person and children 5 and under are free. The meal includes all you can eat Dad’s Belgian Waffles, sausage, cheese curds, pudding snacks, ice cream, milk and coffee. Activities to be featured at the dairy breakfast include a bake sale, antique model T and tractor display, petting zoo, tractor-driven wagon tours of the farm, and door prizes will be given away.

The 2017 host family is Prestrud Dairy LLC, owners Marv and Mary Prestrud along with their son, Chad Prestrud and family.  The Prestrud’s roots go back to Hans Prestrud, who immigrated to this area from Norway in the 1890’s. Hans bought 80 acres in 1901 and cleared the land where the dairy is located today.  Hans’ youngest son, Burdith, took ownership of the home farm in the late 1940’s.  Marv and Mary began farming with 18 cows on his Uncle Henry’s farm.  In 1973, Marv and Mary moved to the home farm and rented until 1977, when they purchased the farm from Marv’s mother after the passing of his father. The dairy has grown to 500 milking cows and now includes their son Chad, the fifth generation on this farm.

The Dunn County Dairy Promotion Committee was formed to give the public a better understanding of dairy farming and to allow the community to spend a few hours on a dairy farm.  With dairy farming being one of the most important aspects of the Dunn County economic picture, the committee wishes to show the community what a modern dairy farm operation looks and feels like.  With their attendance at the dairy breakfast, the committee hopes that community members will leave with a positive feeling about how important agriculture and dairy farming is to Dunn County.

Directions to the farm from Menomonie:  Travel North on State Hwy 25. Turn West (left) onto State Hwy 64 for 9 miles. Turn North (right) onto County Road V for 4 miles. Turn West (left) onto 190th Street and the host farm will be on the left hand side. Please follow signs for parking.

Directions to the farm from Ridgeland: Travel South on State Hwy 25. Turn West (right) onto Main Street, which becomes County Road V, for 9 miles. Turn West (right) onto 190th Street and the host farm will be on the left hand side. Please follow signs for parking.

For more information on this year’s dairy breakfast, please check out our Facebook page (Dunn County Dairy Promotion Breakfast) or contact committee member Katie Wantoch via email, katie.wantoch@ces.uwex.edu, or the Dunn County UW-Extension Office at (715) 232-1636.

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