Latest Darlington, Wisconsin, weather
      Home      News      Family      Sports      Opinion      Record      Classifieds      Subscriptions 
Citizen Journalist
Guest Book
Event
Contact Us
Forms
SWNews
home : news : news September 30, 2014

6/10/2010 10:10:00 AM Email this articlePrint this article 
JIM DIGANGI and the employees at Darlington Ridge Farms are ready to welcome the public to the 34th annual Lafayette County Dairy Breakfast this Saturday, June 12, from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 24425 St. Peters Rd.
Down on the farm for breakfast

Hillary Dickerson
Editor

DARLINGTON - It's back to the farm this year for the 34th annual Lafayette County Dairy Breakfast. The breakfast will be held this Saturday, June 12, from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, at Darlington Ridge Farms, LLC, 24425 St. Peters Rd.

The family-friendly event will feature a menu of scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, sausage links, cheese, donuts, milk, juice, coffee and strawberry sundaes. There will also be music by "Gambler," a children's corner and petting zoo, antique tractors, pedal tractor pull, the Lafayette County Health Department will offer tetanus shots and the Lafayette County Land Conservation Department will hand out their annual awards.

Jim DiGangi, managing partner of Darlington Ridge Farms, said he and the 18 full-time employees of the 1,450 cow dairy are excited to play host Saturday morning to breakfast goers.

DiGangi, a third generation farmer, moved to Darlington Ridge in 2008, when he took over the dairy. Originally from upstate New York, where his family remains on the farm, DiGangi grew up on a 40-cow dairy. Growing up in New York and then living in California, where he also milked cows, 32-year-old DiGangi never lost sight of his goal to eventually live in the Midwest, where the people, the climate and the good ground attracted him.

Darlington Ridge Farms, it seems, was where DiGangi was meant to be.

"It's worked out real good for us," said DiGangi, who lives right on the farm.

In addition to the staff milking 1,450 cows three times a day, DiGangi manages 1,600 acres of ground in the area for alfalfa and corn that's fed to the cows.

DiGangi is new enough to the area that he's not attended a dairy breakfast here before. He's looking forward to Saturday and said the members of the Lafayette County Dairy Promotion Committee have been incredibly helpful in making sure all the pieces fall into place.

Members of the committee, he said, approached him about hosting the 2010 breakfast.

DiGangi was pleased to oblige, moving the breakfast back to the farm after the annual event was held for a couple years at the Lafayette County Highway Department in Darlington. As a newcomer to the area, he sees this as a great way to become more familiar with the county and the people who live here.

Those who attend the breakfast will have the opportunity to take hayride tours of the large dairy facility, DiGangi said, to give people a chance to see how a dairy functions.

Cost for the breakfast is $4 for adults, $2 for children under 10 and preschool age children are free.



Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Name:
Telephone:
E-mail:
Passcode: This form will not send your comment unless you copy exactly the passcode seen below into the text field. This is an anti-spam device to help reduce the automated email spam coming through this form.

Please copy the passcode exactly
- it is case sensitive.
Message:
   
Search


Advanced Search












Copyright 2014 Morris Newspaper Corporation of WI. Republican Journal 316 Main Street, Darlington WI 53530 608-776-4425 Fax 608-776-4301
Software © 1998-2014 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved