Manitowoc, WI (March 21, 2019): The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center will be hosting their third Breakfast at the Barn on March 21, 2019. Doors will open at 7:15am with the breakfast buffet starting at 7:30am with a presentation from Dave Wilfert beginning at 8:00am.

Breakfast at the Barn is an agriculture educational event that is held six times a year.  At each breakfast, Farm Wisconsin will feature a different dynamic presenter that will focus on a variety of topics in the agriculture industry.

Dave Wilfert, co-owner and general manager of Wilfert Farms, LLC will be presenting ‘Wilfert Farms and its 142-year love affair with Manitowoc County.’ Wilfert Farms, LLC is a diversified farming operation with divisions of fresh produce, processing carrots, and grain and oilseeds. Dave grew up on a dairy farm in Manitowoc County and graduated from Mishicot High School. He continued his education at UW-Oshkosh, receiving degrees in both marketing and economics.  He then worked off the farm for two years before returning in 1978 to once again become involved in the farming operation. Under his guidance, Wilfert Farms became a significant contributor to the Wisconsin carrot industry and became a well-known name in the fresh market industry.

Let Dave take you through the history of Wilfert Farms, how it started, the journey to get where we are today, and what it’s like to operate a ‘field to fork’ fruit and vegetable farm. By the pound or by the semi-load, we want to be your farmer.

The breakfast and presentation are included in the ticket price. Tickets are $10 for Farm Wisconsin Members and $15 for Non-members. Non-members may also add a tour of Farm Wisconsin for an additional $5. Tickets must be pre-purchased either online at https://farmwisconsin.org/tickets/, by calling Farm Wisconsin at (920) 726-6000 or purchasing at Farm Wisconsin’s front desk during business hours. Ticket deadline is Tuesday, March 19.

Breakfast at the Barn featuring Dave Wilfert is sponsored by GreenStone Farm Credit Services and Lakeside Foods Inc.

For more information, contact Angel Johanek at 920-726-6004 or angel@farmwisconsin.org.

Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center:

The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center is a state-of-the-art, interactive agricultural education center located in Manitowoc County. It provides visitors with the opportunity to connect to the agriculture industry by better understanding where their food comes from, and why agriculture is so important to them. The center features 10,000 square feet of hands-on learning opportunities, a birthing barn where visitors may watch calves being born daily, and an opportunity to tour a local farm to learn about Wisconsin’s rich farm history. Open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm seven days a week.

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