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.