:Fairview Elementary School students enjoy ice cream while sitting on hay bales at Farm Day. The purpose of the day is to give kids the chance to learn about agriculture and how it relates to everyday life, said Berry. For example, they learn that ice cream starts out as milk from cows, and peanuts result in peanut butter. A lot of children are so far removed from life on the farm "they really don't have an idea where milk comes from or even sometimes what a cow looks like," Berry said.

:Fairview Elementary School students enjoy ice cream while sitting on hay bales at Farm Day. The purpose of the day is to give kids the chance to learn about agriculture and how it relates to everyday life, said Berry. For example, they learn that ice cream starts out as milk from cows, and peanuts result in peanut butter. A lot of children are so far removed from life on the farm "they really don't have an idea where milk comes from or even sometimes what a cow looks like," Berry said.

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Fairview Elementary School prekindergarten students Layton Johnson II, Derek Gawlinski and Khye Fountain, of Pat Stansfield's class, participate in Farm Day, hosted by Newton County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee at Berry's Tree Farm. The trio are petting heifer Ginger, one of the animals provided for their education and amusement by members of Farm Bureau. Students from Future Farmers of America organizations at Eastside, Newton and Alcovy high schools, along with Newton County 4H and Piedmont Academy 4H, helped out with the event. About 650 kids participated, and got an up close and personal look at animals such as goats, chickens, cows and horses. - Staff Photos: Sue Kuhn-Smith

More than 600 local prekindergarten students enjoyed Farm Day at Berry's Tree Farm Friday.