Fun on the farm
Vol. 17, No. 27April 16, 1998

Fun on the farm

Bunny hugs all around as these girls cuddle
Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail during a previous
visit to Ag Day.

Welcome spring with a day on the farm at Ag Day, held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 25, on the grounds of Townsend Hall and on the adjoining University Farm.

Sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and primarily organized by undergraduates, this popular event has been held for 24 years and offers fun and educational activities for everyone.

Children can pet a piglet, learn about baby chicks and blue hens or watch a cow being milked. There also will be friendly costumed characters, face painting, bike rodeos and "make it-take it" art projects-with pig and cow noses.

All ages will enjoy farm tours, food booths and exhibits, including displays on Delaware's endangered species, food safety, lawn demonstration projects and 4-H club activities. Bedding plants will be for sale, and information on pest and weed control will be available.

In addition, gardeners can visit the sixth annual UD Botanical Gardens benefit plant sale--from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Fischer Greenhouse, Hard-to-find perennials, shrubs and trees, including viburnums and unusual hostas, will be on sale.

Ag Day benefits student clubs, Cooperative Extension's 4-H clubs and the UD Master Gardener program.

Admission and parking are free. For information, call 831-1125.

Photo by Duane Perry