This year’s Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm family is excited to host the annual Father’s Day event for the first time this year.
The Augustian family runs the over 120-year old dairy operation based in Kewaunee while milking around 1,000 cows daily and operating on approximately 1,500 acres of land. In recent years, Augustian Farms has taken on a larger role in the area’s conservation efforts. In addition to being a member of Peninsula Pride Farms, the operation as partnered with UW Discovery Farms to do research on the surface water running off their land.
Aaron Augustian joined his brother on the farm in 2007, just two years after a fire destroyed the original barns that milked a much smaller herd. Augustian says many people are far removed from what happens on farms. Hosting tours and events like the Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm allows them to tell their story.
Augustian says he is most excited to show people how cover cropping, planting green, and other conservation practices have helped them become better stewards of the land. The entire Augustian Family will be formally introduced at the Kewaunee County Dairy Promotions Kickoff Breakfast on Thursday at the Rendezvous in Luxemburg.
The Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm will take place on June 20th.