Algoma farmer Randy Ebert says he likes to work behind the scenes, but he and his wife Renee were front and center for their role in the dairy industry on Thursday morning.
The Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion Committee recognized the Eberts as their Volunteers of the Year at the organization’s annual June Dairy Month Kickoff Breakfast held at the Rendezvous of Luxemburg. Their farm, Ebert Enterprises, was the site of the Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm in 2003 and Wisconsin Farm Technology Days. The Eberts routinely invite school groups to their farm for field trips and donate dairy products to local causes and events.
Kewaunee County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent Aerica Bjurstrom also pointed out that many school-aged children know Renee from her time donning a cow suit while visiting local schools. A sixth-generation farmer, a humbled Randy Ebert took the time to thank his employees for affording him and Renee the time to give back to the industry.
The annual kickoff event for June Dairy Month also included the formal introduction of Augustian Farms as this year’s host for the Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm Father’s Day weekend.