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Join 4-H youth at Dickson-Murst ‘Spring at the Farm’ event

Published: Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:30 a.m. CDT

Enjoy the beauty of spring and make butter with Kendall County 4-H at the annual “Spring at the Farm” event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at Dickson-Murst Farm in Montgomery. Kendall County 4-H members will be helping youth make butter as they learn about different farm animals.

“Our 4-H youth will be on hand sharing knowledge about agriculture and animal science during this family-friendly annual event,” said Kim Eisnaugle, 4-H Youth Development program coordinator. “4-H provides community youth an opportunity to explore many areas, from photography to environmental science to technology, just to name a few. 4-H Youth Development programs provide hands-on learning, and focus on building leadership, citizenship and life skills.”

“Spring at the Farm” is a free event. It also includes games run by Little Rockets 4-H Club, farm animals brought by Newark FFA students, and tractor-drawn hayrides provided by Dickson-Murst Farm Partners. 

Visitors also have the option to purchase lunch on site. The 4.5-acre historic homestead is located on Dickson Road, south of Route 30 and east of Route 47, in Montgomery. To learn more, visit theconservationfoundation.org. For more information on University of Illinois Extension, visit go.illinois.edu/extensiondkk. University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs and research-based information to help Illinois residents improve their quality of life, develop skills and solve problems.