Farm-City Week is a time to give thanks for the valuable partnerships between urban and rural residents. This year Farm Bureau members will mark the occasion with local events held throughout Florida, Nov. 17-24.
Farmers here and across the nation produce an abundance of nutritious, good tasting food for everyone to enjoy. Their partnerships with grocers, truck drivers, processors, scientists, consumers and many others all play important roles in getting food from the fields to household tables.
Farm-City Week activities highlight these relationships and also provide an opportunity for farm families to participate in community projects. In many communities farmers and ranchers make donations to food banks and other charitable organizations.
“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude,” said Florida Farm Bureau President Jeb Smith. “Farm-City Week is the perfect opportunity to celebrate our farmers, ranchers and the partnerships that help bring food and families to the table.”
Local Farm Bureau members sponsor a number of other Farm-City Week events, including farm family recognitions, educational demonstrations, vintage farm equipment displays, farm tours, luncheons, breakfast meetings and student essay and poster contests.
For details about the Farm-City Week event in your community, contact your local Farm Bureau office at https://www.floridafarmbureau.org/county-farm-bureaus.