Farm City takes blue ribbon at fair

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell “By decorating the booth with these items, people are reminded of farm life they once experienced or have been told about or read about,” Hale said. “In the United States today, farmers account for less than one percent of the population. That’s a little more than three million farmers all over the country working 365 days of the year to produce food and fiber and timber. With today’s production levels, just one farmer grows enough to feed 155 people.”Hale said, around the time Farm-City was first established in 1955 one farmer could feed only 19 others.“This tremendous increase in available food and fiber could not happen without the goods and services provided by the other 99 percent of the population,” he said.“Farmers implementing the latest research and technology with their crops and animals have allowed the United States customers to benefit from one of the world’s safest and most affordable food stocks” Book Nook to reopen Farm City takes blue ribbon at fair Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Hale said the community is encouraged to visit the Pike County Farm-City booth at the Pike County Fair today through Saturday and see how many of the farm-related items they can identify.“We’ve got items that can easily be identified –cotton baskets, hole diggers, push plows and Mason jars,” Hale said.“Then, we’ve got things that only us older folks know about – cloth fertilizer bags, chicken feeders, logging tongs and zinc foot tubs. The booth is really a walk back in time.”Hale said the Farm-City’s award-winning booth is part of the committee’s Farm-City Week activities that will culminate with the annual awards and recognition banquet on Nov. 13 at Cattleman Park.Tickets for the banquet that celebrates the partnership between the rural and urban communities in Pike County may be purchased at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce in downtown Troy or by calling 334-566-2294. You Might Like County employee files suit against commission Pike County’s emergency management director has filed a lawsuit against the Pike County Commission citing sexual harassment by a commissioner…. read more The Pike County Farm-City Committee has once again won first place with its booth entry at the Pike County Fair.This year’s booth supports Alabama’s Farm-City theme, “Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed.”Randy Hale, Pike County Farm-City Committee chair, said having a booth at the Pike County Fair is a great opportunity for the committee to put agriculture front and center during the autumn harvest time of year. Skip Published 3:00 am Thursday, October 2, 2014 Latest Stories “We have a very dedicated committee with a lot of active and involved sub-committees,” Hale said. “June Flowers and Bobby Catrett led the group that set up the booth and had contributions of items from Josh Elliott, Jeff Knotts, Homer Homann, Leigh Anne Windham, Tammy Powell, Lauren Smith, Kathy Sauer and Pauline Catrett.“I even put the cotton pickin’ sack that I had as a little boy in the exhibit. When we got all of our daddy’s cotton picked, he found somewhere else for us to pick. So, my sack’s had a lot of use.”Hale said the Farm-City group chose to display food products grown in Pike County – green and dry peanuts, shelled corn and cob corn, cotton, poultry and beef, milk, pecans, honey, sugar cane, eggs and forest products.last_img read more