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Breakfast in the Valley

Breakfast in the Valley

Mark your calendars for this annual event, organized by the Agri-Business Committee of the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce, which celebrates the importance of agriculture in our local economy. Held on the second Friday in June at the Eau Claire County Exposition Center, more than 300 Eau Claire Chamber volunteers begin serving breakfast from 5 a.m. -10 a.m. to more than 3,000 people. The menu includes scrambled eggs with ham, cheese, onions and mushrooms, muffins, sliced cheeses, cheese curds, bananas, coffee, milk and juice. Breakfast isn’t complete without the traditional Breakfast in the Valley dessert of custard, corn flakes and strawberries. Breakfast is served until 10:00 a.m. The 19th Annual Breakfast in the Valley is June 12, 2015.

Breakfast in the Valley 
Other highlights of the breakfast include agricultural displays, business displays, a petting zoo, milk drinking contest with local celebrities, tractor displays, recognition of two local farm families, Friend of Agriculture award, Eau Claire County Land Conservation awards and several door prize drawings.

Breakfast in the Valley is made possible because of the generous support of our sponsors. If you are an Eau Claire Chamber member and would like to sponsor the 2015 Breakfast in the Valley, please contact the Eau Claire Chamber. Sponsors receive complimentary breakfast tickets and recognition at the event on table signs. The Chamber would like to thank the 2014 sponsors of Breakfast in the Valley.

Friend of Agriculture Award
At the Breakfast, the Eau Claire Chamber’s Agri-Business Committee presents the annual Friend of Agriculture Award to a member of the community for his or her support of agriculture. Past winners have been:

1990 Pat Keliher
1991 Cal Kramer
1992 Cleasby & Schacht Families
1993 Gordie Hoff
1994 Tom Lawin
1995 Chauncey Cooke
1996 Ken Mueller
1997 Bob Bosold
1998 Bob Carroll
1999 Jane Mueller
2000 Don Sobotta
2001 Keith Jones
2002 Todd Kohlhepp
2003 Butch and Maryellen Boettcher
2004 Eldor & Dorothy Henning
2005 LaVerne Ausman
2006 Gary Evans
2007 Sam Rineck
2008 Dudley "Joe" & Marian Smith
2009 Gary Osborne
2010 Bob DeBruyckere
2011 Dave Gavin
2012 Andrew Bourget
Mahlon Peterson
2013 Dave Carlson
2014 Todd Stanek

Highlighted Farm Families
New in 2010, the Agri-Business Committee highlighted two farm families at the breakfast. The committee chose two diverse Eau Claire County farms to help attendees learn more about agriculture. The families attended the breakfast to share their stories.

2010 Garbar Jerseys & Zimmerman Farms
2011 Mueller Hilltop Farms, Inc. & Sequin's Valley View Acres
2012 Jim & Bonnie Jackson Family Farms & Nicolet Farms
2013 Gabler Family Farms & Stahlbusch Farms
2014 Our-Favorite Holsteins &Volbrecht Family Farms