Annual Breakfast on the Farm to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Murray State University’s Arboretum


MURRAY, Ky. – Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture and the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce will again partner to host this year’s Breakfast on the Farm on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Murray State’s Arboretum. Guests will enjoy a breakfast featuring locally grown, locally sourced and Kentucky Proud foods beginning at 7:15 a.m. followed by a program including the presentation of Calloway County’s annual agricultural awards. 

The event has been made possible with the support of premier sponsor Hutson Inc., presenting sponsor Murray State University Town & Gown and support sponsor HUB | Peel and Holland. 

This year’s breakfast also marks the 10th anniversary of the official grand opening of the Arboretum which took place on Sept. 5, 2013. Throughout these past ten years, thousands of visitors have walked the sidewalks, played in the children’s nature-themed play areas, explored the gardens and attended numerous outdoor events and celebrations. 

In addition to celebrating and enjoying a beautiful fall morning at the Arboretum, Breakfast on the Farm also serves as an occasion to recognize and honor Calloway County’s outstanding agriculture community and the noteworthy individuals involved in this area. Guests will have a chance to congratulate winners in the categories of Syngenta Digital Farmer of the Year; Hutson School of Agriculture Agribusiness of the Year; Hutson, Inc. Friend of Agriculture; McKeel Equipment Coleman McKeel Legacy Award; Furches Farms Mabel Pullen Woman in Agriculture Award; Calloway County Farm Bureau FFA Stars; and the Friends of the Arboretum Arboretum Hall of Fame. Mr. Paul Radke, former Director of Development for the Hutson School of Agriculture, will be the keynote speaker. 

“The Breakfast on the Farm is a special event where the agriculture and business communities come together on one of our University farms,” said Abby Hensley, director of development for Murray State’s Hutson School of Agriculture. “It’s a morning to celebrate our agriculture community and recognize those who have gone above and beyond.” 

To reserve a seat, please visit Tickets cost $40 per person, or $500 to sponsor a table of eight. For more information, please contact Abby Hensley at or 270-809-3131.

About Murray State University: Since 1922, Murray State University has provided a collaborative, opportunity-rich living and learning community that fosters personal growth and professional success through a high-quality college experience. Students receive support from inspiring faculty and staff and will join a distinctive campus community — the Racer Family. With nearly 10,000 students, Murray State prepares the next generation of leaders to join more than 80,000 successful alumni who make a difference in their community, across the country and around the world. We are Racers. The University’s main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky, and includes five regional campuses in Ft. Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

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