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Kiddie Days at WVU's Farm Offers A Fun Education Experience

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MORGANTOWN -

Cute baby barnyard animals can make the toughest men say "Aw," and they are always sure to excite kids.

All week long, West Virginia University's farm will count on that in hopes to draw in kids and teach them all about farming.

"A lot of kids don't even realize where a gallon of milk comes from. They think it just comes from the store. We teach them about cows, dairy cows, what goes into a cow, how much she eats. It helps them to teach them what all goes into the daily life of a cow and producing a gallon of milk," said Duane Bishoff, farm manager of WVU's Farm in Morgantown.

Parents and groups are invited to come out and explore the barns and meet the animals during Kiddie Days.

Like many groups Tuesday, Melissa Trimble and the Moms Club from Fairmont brought around than 25 little ones to the farm.

Trimble hoped the kids learn that producing food is nothing to take for granted.

"We go to the grocery store and we have milk, and cheese, and we have different foods, vegetables, crops, and it just kind of appears there. It's so important for our kids to understand that it comes from somewhere. It comes from work, dedication, and there is a lot to be learned from that," she said.

Kiddie Days continues through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday is Family night and the farm will stay open until 7 p.m.