To the editor,

As we all know, we had to skip a lot of great events due to the COVID pandemic over the last year. One of those events was the EOT Breakfast on the Farm. I am happy to say it is back in 2021, and I hope you will be able to join us. The local agriculture community and a host of volunteers are all geared up for this year’s EOT Breakfast on the Farm event. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Twin Spruce Farm North located north of Perham at 48285 County Highway 51, Perham (follow the signs). This recently completely remodeled dairy farm is owned and operated by Arnie and Kris Gruenes and their seven children. Pancakes and sausage will be served from 7:00 a.m. to noon, all cooked and served by the members of the local farming community.

This family friendly event is a great opportunity for non-farming families to connect with our local farming families and ag professionals to learn about modern farming operations and how our local agricultural community works together to produce our food. In addition to getting an old-fashioned breakfast, those that attend will have the chance to ask those burning questions they have always had about agricultural production in the area. Attendees will be able to get an up-close look at an operating dairy farm, the machinery and technology used in farming today, and many different types of livestock displayed. 4H and FFA members will be on hand to assist with answering questions about the various animals, along with many activities for the kids.

I would like to encourage everyone to mark their calendars and plan to attend this family friendly event. Agriculture lives at the core of our society in Otter Tail County. The EOT Breakfast on the Farm is one way we can ensure that we build and maintain a connection and appreciation for the farming community. You can find out more about the event at

Darren Newville

District Manager, EOT SWCD