Abbotsford (OnFocus) – The Ruesch Family Farm will host the Abbotsford FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast on Sunday, and the occasion is certain to be effectively attended after the pandemic restricted dairy breakfasts final summer time.
The return of dairy breakfasts is one thing the Abbotsford FFA Alumni appears to be like ahead to, and for the Ruesch Family, the choice to host the breakfast this 12 months was a no brainer.
“We have been a part of the FFA Alumni for the previous 10 years and are all the time in search of farms to host. We felt that it was time to take our flip,” mentioned Dave Ruesch. “There are much less farms within the space and we would like to characterize and promote agriculture.”
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Becky and Dave Ruesch have been concerned with farming their entire lives, and farming is really a ardour that has been constructed over time.
“Dave’s dad and mom began farming right here in 1973. Dave moved again house in 1997 to farm together with his dad. We had been married in 2001 and began our farming journey in a partnership together with his dad and mom,” Becky defined. “Our 1st enlargement plus parlor occurred in 2005 and we went from 40 cows to 90. In 2013, we bought the farm. In 2017, we constructed the brand new freestall barn and expanded the parlor.”
Along with youngsters Logan, Mya and Calley, Dave and Becky have grown the farm significantly.
“We are at present milking 160 cows with one other 150 head of youngstock on the farm. We crop 650 acres of bean, wheat, hay and corn,” Dave shared.
Becky grew up on a dairy farm in Dodge County, and then moved to the world along with her household. Dave grew up on the household farm and attended UW-River Falls, majoring in broad space agriculture and minoring in agriculture enterprise. Dave then labored 8 years within the animal vitamin discipline earlier than the couple expanded the farming operations.
The small military of volunteers it takes to run a dairy breakfast is ready to give everybody a beautiful expertise down on the farm, and Dave shared internet hosting the farm has offered an enormous profit everybody won’t understand.
“It’s a very good excuse to give the farm a cleansing that ought to have been completed in some unspecified time in the future,” Dave commented.
The Ruesch Family is worked up to host this 12 months’s dairy breakfast, and all indicators level to numerous folks stopping by.
“We hope for a pleasant day and turnout,” Dave mentioned.
In the spirit and custom of household farms, the Abbotsford FFA Alumni and the Ruesch Family needs everybody to not solely have an awesome breakfast, however to join to agriculture. This author, whose grandfather was a dairy farmer and mother was famend for exhibiting Jersey Cows, was happy to hear how devoted the Ruesch Family is with championing the progress of agriculture.
“We need folks to attend and see how agriculture has advanced,” Dave added. “We really feel that agriculture is additional faraway from folks and need to share our facet.”