Pike County Farm-City nominations being accepted

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Pike County Farm-City Committee met Tuesday to continue making plans for Farm-City Week in November.

The plans for the 2012 Farm City activities include a proclamation by city and county officials declaring the week of Nov. 16 -22 Farm City Week in Pike County, the annual Farm City Swap, Mini-Farms at local schools and the poster/multi-media/essay contest which is open to the students at all schools in the county.

Randy Hale, committee chair, said the Farm-City Committee will also have booths at the Pike County Fair and the Peanut Butter Festival.

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“Kathy Sauer, Pike County Chamber of Commerce president, has asked the committee to schedule speaking engagements at local club meetings,” Hale said. “So, we are inviting any clubs that would like to have someone speak on the Farm-City program to call the Chamber at 566-2294.”

A main event of Farm City Week is the annual Farm City Banquet, which will be on Nov. 15 at Cattleman Park.

“The Farm-City Banquet is an opportunity for the Committee to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to agriculture during the year,” Hale said.

“We encourage the community to nominate those they feel are deserving of this recognition.”

The Farm-City Award and the chairpersons of the nomination committees are: Beef, Chris Chandler; poultry, Jeff Amlong; timber, Keith Roling; row crops, Jeff Knotts; conservation, Randy Hale; young farmer, James Jordan; youth, Grant Lyons; Century Farm/Heritage, Max Davis; specialty crop, Mark Jordan; service to agriculture, committee; and Farm City city award, Grant Lyons and Kathy Sauer.

“Nomination applications are available from each of the chairpersons,” said Jeff Knotts, awards chair.

“The applications are also available at the Pike/Bullock Farm Service Agency, the Pike County Extension office and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce office.

Knotts said there are many who are deserving of recognition for their contributions to agriculture.

“We encourage the community to nominate these individuals for the various awards,” he said.

The deadline for the award nominations is Oct.5. The winners will be recognized and honored at the 2012 Farm-City Banquet on Nov. 15.