Farm-City Week starts Wednesday

Published 10:27 am Thursday, November 13, 2014

November 21-27, 2014 is set aside as Alabama’s observance of Farm-City week. The purpose of Farm- City week is to encourage better understanding between rural and urban citizens. Also, a better understanding of food production, agri-business and general land management is gained by those who participate.

Due to better relationships between rural and urban populations, better land stewardship and understanding of food productions practices have been gained.

In the U.S. today, farmers account for less than one percent of the population. That is a little more than three million farmers, nationwide, working to produce food, fiber and timber.

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With today’s production levels, just one farmer grows enough to feed 155 people. Farmers implementing the latest research and technology with their crops and livestock have allowed U.S. customers to benefit from one of the world’s safest and most affordable food stocks.

“With some of these facts and figures, it easy to see that we should thank and appreciate those individuals involved in the agricultural sector of our economy,” said Derek Bryan, county extension coordinator and president of Kiwanis.

In order to thank and continue to educate the public on the importance of agriculture to Crenshaw County, the Luverne Kiwanis Club will once again sponsor the county’s Farm-City activities.

The Farm-City Kindergarten Tour will take place on Friday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. at the Tom Harbin Ag. Center located on Airport Road.

“Our Farm-City Luncheon will be held at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Luverne Church of Christ Fellowship Hall,” said Bryan. “Our speaker for this year’s Farm-City luncheon will be Dr. Tony Frazier, Alabama State Veterinarian.”

For further information and to RSVP for the Farm-City luncheon, contact the Crenshaw Co. Extension office at 334-335-6312.

“Let’s say thank you to our farmer’s and producers during this time of Thanksgiving,” said Bryan.