Governor Walker and Mary Burke Serve Breakfast on the Farm - WBAY

Governor Walker and Mary Burke Serve Breakfast on the Farm

As you'd expect, plenty of eggs and sausage patties were served at breakfast on the farm in Fond du Lac County Sunday. The fascinating scene, Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker and democratic challenger Mary Burke under the same tent serving the meal.

"It is just a great way to see people on a day where people are in a good mood. They are out with their families typically, with their kids and their grandkids. They are out on the farm. Whether they are from the farm, or the city it is all a good way to do things," said Walker.  

"Here in Wisconsin it is about the values that we share and I think when I meet people I think they realize I share their values," said Burke.

The folks who put on breakfast on the farm want candidates to know this program is about much more than just cooking, but also to highlight the importance of agriculture and farming, for the people who work and live here in Wisconsin.

"What you see here is about 3,000 Fond Du Lac County residents coming out. Celebrating the breakfast, celebrating agriculture, the community atmosphere and we hope that is part of what they take away," said President of the Fond Du Lac Area Association of Commerce Joseph Reitemeier.

Governor Walker and Burke say these families are at the heart of their campaigns.

"Next to manufacturing it is the largest part of the state's economy. It is about a $60 billion industry and for a lot of folks like the farm we're at here it's a way of life as well. I grew up in a small town. I think it is great to be out with folks who see that we understand farming," said Governor Walker.

"I'm very concerned about the loss of farms in Wisconsin and over the last 5 years we've lost nearly 9,000 farms here in Wisconsin. Each of those farms is a small business and when we lose a farm we lose people in the community as well," said Burke.

Neither candidate acknowledged the presence of their political rival, but it won't be the last time they occupy the same space on the campaign trail.

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