Farm-City Council, Ag Council merge

Published 4:13 pm Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The National Farm-City Council has merged with the Agriculture Council of America, which hosts National Agriculture Day.

Alabama Farm-City Chairman Jeff Helms said the two organizations share a common goal of promoting the positive story of agriculture and educating Americans about the importance of farming.

“This partnership secures and strengthens the future for Farm-City and Ag Day celebrations,” Helms said. “Both days commemorate the importance of American agriculture in the two most important seasons for farmers. National Ag Day will continue its focus of spring planting in March, and Farm-City celebrations will continue to take place in November to recognize harvest.”

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The National Farm-City Committee was established in 1955 to deepen the understanding of the relationship between rural farmers and urban workers.

Local Farm-City committees host educational events and farm tours to deepen the relationship between farmers and city dwellers.

Traditionally, Thanksgiving week is recognized as Farm-City Week.

National Ag Day recognizes and celebrates the contribution of agriculture to the everyday lives of Americans. This celebration was held Tuesday.