The Farm-City program brings the city and the country together by fostering relationships between rural farmers and urban workers. This year, the week before Thanksgiving has been designated as Farm-City Week. This years theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life”, and captures the essence of farming.
No other industry or activity is more connected to “life” than agriculture. Farmers produce the grains, protein, fruit, vegetables, nuts and dairy products that sustain life.
The Calhoun County Farmer’s Federation Women’s Leadership Committee hosted their annual banquet on Tuesday, November 14th, at the Farmers Federation Building in Jacksonville. Guest speaker was Jeff Helms, Director of Public Relations and Communications for Alabama Farmers Federation and ALFA Insurance. 4-H Students who participated in the Farm-City Poster and Essay Contests were recognized.
The Anniston Kiwanis Club invited area farmers, educators, and other community leaders to join them at their meeting on Thursday, November 16th, at the Anniston Country Club. Guest speaker was Wayne Greene, Ph.D., PAS, Diplomate ACAS Professor and Head, Department of Animal Sciences Auburn University. The students’ winning posters and essays were on display.
The Original Downtown Farmers Market, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 7am-noon
Behind the County Administration Building, 1702 Noble Street, Anniston
If you need to renew your Growers Permit, fill out the form below.
2018 Growers Permit
(Please remember, a copy of your growers permit must be on file with the Extension Office in order to be valid.
Questions? call 256-237-1621.
Current and future farmers market vendors,
The Etowah County Extension Office is providing 2 opportunities for training this spring. The intent of this training is to provide all farmers market sellers with information and training related to new and emerging topics such as, but not limited to: senior voucher programs, nutrition education and marketing programs, growers permits, and cottage food law safety requirements and pest management. The first half of the training is geared toward farmers market managers. Feel free to join us for any of the day’s activities that you care to attend.
It is our hope that you will take the opportunity to join us, as well as helping us to market the training to other producers in your area. Please also note that the deadline to sign up for this FREE training is Thursday, March 8th. You may register by calling the Etowah County Extension Office at 256.547.7936.
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