By Robert Noles
The annual “Farm-City Breakfast” was held Tuesday morning at the Lee County Extension Office to kick off Farm-City Week, which runs from Nov. 14-21.
Auburn Mayor Ron Anders and Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller read proclamations celebrating and recognizing the partnerships between rural and urban communities that grow and make the food supply safe and plentiful.
Other proclamations were read by Loachapoka Councilwoman Patricia Conover and the City of Smith Station’s Brenda Dockery who represented Mayor Bubba Copeland.
Sen. Tom Whatley also had a proclamation to promote Farm-City week.
Since 1955 National Farm-City Week founded by Kiwanis International to bring a established to unify farmers on and off the farm with a theme of “Partners in Progress.”
Lee County has a number of activities around the county and has placed second to Cullman in the state of Alabama for having events that promote such values this last year.
To promote the partnership, the Lee County Farm City group visits various farms including the wine tour, kiwi farm, dairy farms, and other farm and industry tours.
Lee County’s Farm City group also supports local 4-H group, FFA and other youth events and host the annual Lee County Farm City Banquet at Lazenby Farms in Beauregard.
The group also promotes National AG Day, and Alabama Farm-City theme “Agriculture: Food for Life.”
For more information about the Nov. 19 banquet or to join the Lee County Farm-City Committee, call 334-749-3353.