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Bradley and Jessica Brehm are pictured outdoors their farm in Falconer. Brehm Farms will host an open home as a part of Go to The Farm Day on Saturday.
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FALCONER — Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Go to the Farm Day” will likely be held at Brehm Farms in Falconer this yr.

Brehm Farms, 3456 Dry Brook Highway, Falconer, is owned by Bradley and Jessica Brehm. They milk 140 cows, with breeds together with Holstein, Jersey, Brown Swiss and Lineback.

Go to the Farm Day is ready for this Saturday. Excursions start at 11 a.m. and final till 3 p.m. The day will embrace guided strolling excursions and academic shows about every little thing the Brehms do to run their farm and deal with their cows.

“Excursions will likely be arrange and there will likely be stations for kids however adults are welcome too,” Bradley Brehm mentioned. “We will likely be displaying how we feed the cows, milk them, the place the cows are housed, how the pasture works and the way calves are raised. There may also be tools arrange with representatives there to clarify how every little thing is used and the way the feed for the cows is made.”

Different shows through the day will deal with different agriculture industries, together with grapes and livestock. Free samples of domestically produced milk, string cheese and grape juice will likely be out there as nicely. The occasion is free and sponsored by native agriculture companies.

Whereas the Brehms haven’t hosted a Go to the Farm Day occasion earlier than because the occasion happens at totally different farms every year, they’ve beforehand hosted a pasture stroll, specializing in the way in which they feed their cows within the pasture.

“We hosted a pasture stroll the place folks might come out and see how we’ve got it arrange for the cows,” Brehm mentioned. “We’ve it so the cows are moved from one pasture to the subsequent every day to proceed to have contemporary grass. We’ll should see if we do an occasion like this once more or not relying on how this upcoming one goes, however I feel these occasions are vital so folks can study the place their meals comes from and we will present that in one of the simplest ways potential.”

Brehm mentioned he and his spouse imagine internet hosting the occasion this yr gives a singular alternative to have the ability to educate the general public about their farm. As a result of the occasion happens on a distinct farm yearly, Brehm additionally mentioned it’s vital for the general public to see the variations in farms.

“Each farm is totally different,” he mentioned. “I do know the one they requested final yr had robots. We’ve our intense pasture methodology. All of us produce prime quality milk, we simply do it a little bit bit in another way.”

Brehm mentioned he thought educating the general public on agriculture by means of occasions matter as a result of folks must know the place their meals comes from and the explanations behind why issues are accomplished how they’re.

“It’s vital for folks to comprehend how their meals is produced,” Brehm mentioned. “This goes for all meals in all agriculture practices. Additionally they must see why sure practices are accomplished and the explanations behind why they’re accomplished that means.”

Brehm encourages everybody to come back out on Saturday and go to Brehm farms.

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