GREENLEAF (NBC26) – Brickstead Dairy has been preparing to welcome the community to its farm for months now.
This Greenleaf Farm is hosting this year’s Brown County “Breakfast on the Farm”.
This is the second time that the owners have organized this event; the first time was 12 years ago.
“My wife was pregnant with our sons Ian and Eli at that time and we only had our son Sawyer. The farm has grown a bit since then and the technology has increased significantly since the last time we hosted,” Dan said. Brick, the owner of Brickstead Dairy.
This event is a way to show people who are retired from farming a taste of what your local farm is all about, as well as show how food is produced.
“Here there is a double tent milking parlour, we milk all the cows we have on this farm in this milking parlour. We drive 22 hours a day. The other two hours is when we clean the living room,” said Ian Brick, the owner’s son.
Ian, 11, has been working on his father’s farm for years.
“Here these tubes are sucked up to the teacup and then the milk coming out of the cow goes into a tube that leads to a reservoir that goes into the bulk reservoir,” Ian said.
He enjoys working hard to help run his family’s farm successfully.
“I hope to be a sixth generation farmer and take over the farm we are on today and turn it into something much bigger,” said Ian. “What I hope to do when I get older is to have a robotic barn with over four thousand cows.”
So, with dairy being such a big part of our Wisconsin story, this future farmer said he was happy for others to learn about not only his farm, but agriculture in general.
Below are more photos from the event: