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Agribiz: Farm City Week breakfast to highlight impact of agriculture

POSTED: October 9, 2013 8:08 p.m.

American farmers and ranchers literally help feed the world by producing a bounty of agricultural products.

To do this, they rely on essential partnerships with urban and suburban communities to supply, sell and deliver finished products across the country and around the globe.

Rural and urban communities working together have made the most of our nation’s rich agricultural resources as they contribute to the health and well-being of our country and to the strength of our economy.

Hall County Cooperative Extension and Hall County Farm Bureau will coordinate the annual Hall County Farm City Week Breakfast in observance of National Farm City Week.

During the week, local farmers and those working in agriculture and agribusiness are honored to encourage the building of strong relationships between our rural and urban communities and our city businesses and leaders.

This year, the Hall County Farm City Week Breakfast is set for Nov. 7 at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville.

The purpose of the breakfast is twofold: To highlight the impact of agriculture and agribusiness in Hall County, and to educate and enlighten the entire community on the importance of agriculture to Hall County and Georgia.

This year’s breakfast speaker is Brian Kemp, Georgia secretary of state.

The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and should conclude by 9 a.m. For more information or to RSVP, call the extension office at 770-535-8293. Farmers, agribusiness leaders and local residents interested in agriculture are invited to attend.

Michael Wheeler is county extension coordinator for the UGA Cooperative Extension in Hall County. You can contact him at 770-535-8293, www.hallcounty.org/extension. His column appears biweekly on Thursday’s Business page and at gainesvilletimes.com.


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