30th Annual Washington County, WI
Breakfast On The Farm 
   Saturday, June 10, 2017      ~      6:30am-11:30am 

Washington County Dairy Promotion Committee

Family Fun Activities

Pancake Breakfast


Roden Barnyard Adventures


Wagon Ride to Farm


Barn Tours


Petting Zoo


Pedal Tractor Pull


Live Music By Ralph Thull Trio


Antique Tractors 

    ...and much more!


To Volunteer at this Year's Breakfast on the Farm click on the link below:

2017 Breakfast on the Farm
Golden "E" Dairy
West Bend, WI

Meet the Elbe Family

Chris and his wife Tracey had met in high school. Neither had come from a family background in farming. Chris started working for a nearby farmer when he was 9 years old. Tracey was a city girl.

They purchased the 250 acre farm at 8262 Orchard Valley Road on May 15, 1991 and on May 18,1991 they were married. They moved there with 90 cows, an old Ford tractor and their golden retriever (hence the farm name). They grew the herd to 240 cows and milked in the stanchion barn until 1997 when the old stanchion barn was converted to a double 8 parlor. Over the years it was increased to a double 10 and eventual a double 13 which milked 900 cows.

They have four children, Ryan, Kimberly, Matthew and Kyle. The children have all been heavily involved with every aspect of the farm since they were able to walk. With all the children showing such interest in farming, the need to expand the acreage began.

In 2006 they purchased 2 farms that were connected in Sheboygan County. This increased the acreage while providing multiple buildings for raising young stock. The following year a farm was purchased in Ozaukee County. This farm was set up with a double 8 parlor and they began milking 300 cows there.

With the children getting older and their growing interest in farming along with the aging of facilities the talk of a new set up began. After more than 2 years of planning the ground breaking began in June 2014. On January 22, 2015 an old fashioned cattle drive was held with the help of family and friends to move the cows from the home farm down the road to the new facility. It took approximately 1 ½ hours to move the 1000 cows to the new dairy. The new dairy has made the family very proud and they want to show it to you.

The Elbe’s would like to thank the Dairy Promotion Committee, their friends , family, employees, and all the volunteers helping them and, of course, all of you for your interest in celebrating 30 years of Breakfast on the Farm in Washington County.

Whats for Breakfast?

All You Can EAT 

Pancakes with 

a Serving of:

     Eggs with ham

     Applesauce

     Cheese

      Sausage

     Milk

     Coffee


$1.00 Ice Cream Sundaes and Root Beer Floats


 

A special thank you to our ~2017~

Washington County Breakfast on the Farm

“Chocolate Milk Sponsors”


Badgerland Financial

The Manitou Group

Braun Electric

Cream City Stateline Scale Company Inc

Dairy Farmers of America

Farmers Grain & Feed

Lakeside International

Pioneer Seeds

Schipper Custom Operations, LLC