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Avery County Farm City Banquet, Awards Ceremony Held Saturday, Feb. 7 at Crossnore Baptist Church

Jan. 28, 2015. The annual Avery County Farm City Banquet will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7.

The banquet will be hosted at the Crossnore Baptist Church beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. catered by Dan’l Boone Inn. (The snow date will be Saturday, Feb. 21.)

Farm City is an annual celebration of a growing partnership between farm and non-farm, rural and urban people. Farm-City Week promotes the exchange of ideas and information that will result in greater understanding between rural and urban communities. It is this understanding – as well as the growing partnership – that will continue to protect our land, our water, our air and our food. Urban/rural cooperation is a partnership that has carried us through the centuries…and must continue to serve us well into the 21st century.

In Avery County, Farm City Banquet is a local observance of Farm-City Week and is under the sponsorship of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with Avery Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Avery County Farm Service Agency, Avery County High School-FFA, and Avery County Farm Bureau.

The program will include an awards ceremony for:

  • “Farm Family of the Year”
  • “Young Farmer of the Year”
  • “Woman in Agriculture”
  • “Teacher of the Year”
  • “Youth in Agriculture”
  • “Volunteer of the Year”

Tickets will be available at the Avery County Cooperative Extension Center and the Avery Soil and Water Office. As always, great door prizes will be handed out! Please come out and join the fun.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, regarding the 2015 Avery County Farm City Banquet, please contact the Avery County Cooperative Extension Center at 828-733-8270.