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McNeely family will host Breakfast on the Farm May 27
The hosts for the Green County Breakfast on the Farm this year are, from left, Jim and Jennifer McNeely, Christopher Malkow and Jillian McNeely, Nicole and Jeffrey McNeely, Amanda and Jamison McNeely, and Patricia and Robert McNeely. The annual event will be from 6 to 10 a.m. May 27 at Rollin Green Dairy Farm, W425 Elmer Road, Brooklyn. (Photo supplied)
BROOKLYN - The 2017 Green County Breakfast on the Farm will be hosted from 6 to 10 a.m. May 27 at Rollin' Green Dairy Farm, W425 Elmer Road, south of Brooklyn, off County 104.

Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $6 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 10 years of age, and children 5 years old and younger are free.

This year marks the 38th edition of the annual event, featuring a delicious farm breakfast, live musical entertainment by the Soggy Prairie Boys and educational displays, including an antique tractor display. The Green County Agricultural Chest organizes the celebration with generous support from area businesses and individuals, including Platinum Sponsors, Colony Brands of Monroe, Badgerland Financial, Insight FS and Stone Mill Construction.

Rollin' Green Dairy Farm is a family-owned dairy started more than 44 years ago by Robert and Patricia McNeely, according to the news release. In 1973, they moved from northern Illinois to begin farming in a 38-stanchion barn on 215 acres. Today, Rollin' Green Dairy involves three generations and has grown to include 210 cows and more than 1,600 acres dedicated to crops. The family is very proud that they have grown their herd from within, having never purchased an animal, according to the release.

Robert and Patricia McNeely, who continue to be actively involved with the operation on a daily basis, passed their love and tradition of farming to their son Jim. He and his wife, Jennifer, and their sons, Jeffrey and Jamison, are currently in the partnership.

The farm has been through many changes since 1973. In 1987, the family added on to the dairy barn up to 69 stanchions but continued to switch cows each milking. When Jeffrey returned to the farm from UW-River Falls with a degree in dairy science, plans were started to increase cow comfort. In 2011, a freestall barn was built, and in 2014, the McNeely's were able to build a parlor for their growing herd of 190 milking cows. In 2015, they renovated their stanchion barn into a calf housing facility.

Each person on the farm specializes in his or her own enterprise. Jim manages the cropland. Jennifer works off the farm as an administrative assistant at Albany Schools. Jeffrey is responsible for managing the dairy herd. Jeffrey's wife, Nicole, works as a field technician for AgSource. Jamison uses his degree from Blackhawk Technical College in the diesel and heavy equipment technician program to keep the machinery running and is in charge of feeding the dairy herd. Jamison's wife, Amanda, is a marketing associate at Filament Marketing. They welcomed daughter Adalyn earlier this year, and she is the fourth generation to live on the farm. Jim and Jennifer's daughter, Jillian (fiance Christopher Malkow), is an agricultural education teacher and FFA advisor at Janesville Craig High School. In addition to the family, the farm also employs two full-time employees (Michael Golz and Hunter Jensen) and five part-time employees.

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