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Down on Green Acres Farm

Master Gardener Brent Marsh of Georgetown, aka Mr. McGregor, talks to a group of children about the importance of eating vegetables. BY RON MACARTHUR
May 9, 2013

Each year, wide eyes and little hands look forward in early May to their school's trip to Green Acres Farm, Delaware's largest dairy farm located off Route 9 near Lewes, and home to the 27th annual 4-H Spring Farm Tour.

Sponsored by University of Delaware Cooperative Extension 4-H and the Hopkins family, the May 8-9 event attracted more than 1,700 young students from schools and pre-schools throughout the county. The event ended with every child getting a free ice cream cone from Hopkins Dairy Creamery.

Students took tours of the milking room, watched a puppet show, took tractor rides and got up close and personal with cows, calves, baby chicks, pigs and goats.

The Sussex County 4-H team was led by Mike Love along with extension staff and volunteers from 4-H clubs and Sussex County Master Gardeners.