CLIMAX TWP (WKZO) -- Thousands turned out Saturday to take a look at a modern dairy operation working in Southern Kalamazoo County.
The event, called “Breakfast on the Farm”, is held periodically around the country to give urban dwellers an up close and up to date look on where their food comes from. The "Breakfast on the Farm" initiative seeks to educate people on where their food came from before they bought it from the store.
The need to public education on food production seems to be increasing with younger generations. Recent surveys looking to gage the general public knowledge on "where food comes from" turned out astonishing results.
Currently in the U.S., half of people under the age of 18 do not know butter comes from cows. In the same survey, results showed 36 percent of 16 to 23-year-olds do not know bacon comes from pigs and 40 percent failed to link milk with an image of a dairy cow.
Watch above for footage from Saturday's event along with modern dairy farm owners Richard and Dawn Meyers.
Visitors at the breakfast toured a milking barn and the farming operations in Climax Township where cattle live and are groomed for production.
For more information about the event click here.