by Glen Arnold
Putnam County’s 1st annual Farmers’ Share Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 9th at the Putnam County Extension office which is located at the ESC building just north of the YMCA in Ottawa. The address is 124 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa.
A breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, danish, orange juice and coffee will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at a donation of $0.50 per person. The 50 cents meal cost represents what the farmers would have received for producing the breakfast food.
Everyone, farmer or non-farmer is welcome to attend. No reservations are required – we will serve until we run out of food.
Come out and enjoy a great opportunity to learn more about agriculture in Putnam County. Several local and state elected officials will be helping to cook the breakfast.
Food prices have risen significantly in the United States and throughout the world in recent years. A significant factor in the price increase has been in the processing, packaging, and transportation costs of getting food from the farm and onto grocery store shelves.
The cost of producing food on the farm has also risen as farmers have experienced increases in seed, fertilizer, pesticides, equipment, fuel, and other inputs. Livestock producers have hit especially hard as feed costs have increased the cost of producing meat, milk and eggs.
The breakfast is co-sponsored by the OSU Extension office in Putnam County and the Putnam County Farm Bureau.