For two days in May, the Hopkins Family of Lewes, Delaware opens up their dairy farm so that Cooperative Extension educators and volunteers can teach young school children how a real life dairy farm operates! Sussex County Cooperative Extension professionals and agents, including the entire 4-H staff, organize the event and provide educational support during the tour.
The 4-H Spring Farm Tour is opened to area day care centers, pre-schools and elementary schools up to Grade 2. Pre-registration is required. Notices for the 2011 tour will go out to educators in January 2011. If you would like your school to be placed on our mailing list, please contact Kim Lewis to be added to the invitation list. There is no cost. Space is limited and registrations are first come first served. Individuals and their families are encouraged to register through their school or child care facility. Sorry, no walk-ins. Pre-registration through a school or day care facility is required.
Last year more than 2000 youth and their teachers visited Delaware’s largest dairy farm! Visit our 4-H photo gallery to see images from last year’s tour. Except for taking a peek at the Milking Room, which must be scheduled in advance, the tour is self-guided. On average, most groups plan about an hour and a half to see all the sights. Picnic grounds are available for group lunches.