Farm-City week honors rural/urban partnership
Published 3:00 am Saturday, November 19, 2016
During National Farm-City Week, November 18-24, the Pike County Farm-City Committee is joining Farm-City committees across the nation in honoring the partnership between the rural and urban communities that is vital to the daily lives of all Americans.
The Pike County Farm-City Committee of the Pike County Chamber or Commerce and the Troy Kiwanis Club hosted the annual Farm-City Banquet Wednesday night at Cattleman Park and honored local farmers who have made outstanding contributions to the farming way of life and also to local agriculture-related businesses and industries.
Representatives from the municipal governments signed a proclamation declaring the week of Nov.18-24 Farm-City Week in Pike County.
Kathy Sauer, chamber president, expressed appreciation that members of the county’s governing bodies recognized the importance of the farm-city partnership and for their attendance at the annual banquet.
“The Farm City Banquet is the culmination of our year-long Farm City activities,” Sauer said. “It is a truly a wonderful event that recognizes the importance of our farmers and our agricultural businesses and industries. The banquet is always held in conjunction with the National Farm-City Week. It is very appropriate that we hold the banquet close to Thanksgiving as we give thanks to those in the agricultural sector that provide us with our food and fiber.”
Sauer said among the main purposes of the annual Pike County Farm City Banquet are to provide the opportunity to celebrate America’s rural and urban partnerships, to encourage agricultural education and learning and to recognize the outstanding farmers in Pike County.
“The Farm-City Banquet is one of the few banquets that encompass a true ‘slice’ of our communities as attendees range from farmers, business and community leaders, and government officials to youth, senior citizens, families and friends,” Sauer said. “We are blessed in Pike County to have strong ties and appreciation of each other. The Farm-City Banquet and Farm-City Week are perfect events to highlight, recognize and celebrate these relationships.”