Farm-City wins award

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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 Randy Hale, Pike County Farm-City chairman, said being named the Best Farm-City Committee in Division II is a tremendous honor, not only for the committee but for the Pike County rural and urban communities as well.“This an honor that we can all take great pride in receiving,” Hale said. “The Pike County Farm-City Committee received three state awards and only one other committee received three awards.”Hale said the Pike County Farm-City Committee was successful in claiming the top award in Division II because the responsibility for the events and activities was spread among responsible people. 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Now, she deals with the aftermath, including financial… read more “We set up sub-committees and the responsibility was spread among 40 members,” he said. “Each sub-committee was given a specific responsibility and they took charge and did an outstanding job.”Hale said the booth at the Pike County Fair set the bar for all other events and activities“The fair booth won first place with a display of more than 70 farm to market items,” he said. “We sponsored Pike Farm Days where all third graders in the county came to Cattleman Park and participated in 12 areas where they learned where our food and fiber come from and had opportunities for hands-on activities.”“Classroom in the Forest is where all fifth-graders in the county spend a day in the forest learning about forest management and tree identification.” Latest Stories Farm-City wins award Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson submitted photoPike County Farm-City Chairman Randy Hale, left, accepted the award for Best Farm-City Committee in Division II, made up of Alabama’s smaller counties, at the Farm-City Banquet in Birmingham Thursday.The Pike County Farm-City Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce was named the 2014 Overall Best Farm-City Committee in Division II during the Farm-City Awards Luncheon Thursday in Birmingham.Division II is made up of statewide counties with a population of 36,500 and under. The Cullman County Farm-City Committee received the top award in Division I.The Pike County Farm-City Committee also received awards for Best Media/Proclamation and Best Special Activities. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content International students at Troy University also participated in the 2014 Classroom in the Forest event.“Students representing six countries came to the Gene Renfroe family farm and were very interested and involved in the tour,” Hale said.Another event that contributed greatly to the Best Farm-City Award for Pike County was the farm-city tour.“In the past, we’ve sponsored tours of local farms but, this year, we toured two industries, Golden Boy Foods and KW Container,” Hale said. “We also participated in the Peanut Butter Festival and that connection to agriculture was a plus for us.”Hale said this year’s Farm-City Swap was a great success with Dr. Rick Gill and farmer Kevin Stephens trading workplaces for a day.“The banquet was again a big success,” Hale said. “There, we presented awards to our outstanding farmers and to the youth essay and poster winners.“The media coverage was great for all our events and we greatly appreciate all the coverage we received. All in all, 2014 was a very successful year for the Farm-City Committee. We appreciate the support of our farming and business communities.”Hale said it is his belief that the people of Pike County realize the important role farmers play in their daily lives.“Throughout each of our lives, we may need a lawyer at some point. We may need a doctor or a dentist from time to time and even state government. But we need food every day of our lives,” he said.“The theme for this year’s National Farm-City Week was ‘Agriculture: 365 Sunrises, 7 Billion Mouths to Feed.’ Less than two percent of our population is on the farm. Those few people are feeding our country and other countries as well. We should not ever take our farmers for granted.” This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Email the author By Secrets Revealed By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 4, 2015 Print Articlelast_img read more