first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 12:00 am Friday, September 25, 2009 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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 Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Print Article “Steve did an outstanding job of telling them about the ins and outs and ups and downs of farming and how it has changed over the years.”The Farm City Committee will involve the students in all schools in the county in activities associated with Farm City Week.Second graders will be given coloring books with a farming theme. Elementary students, grades K-6, will have the opportunity to participate in the poster contest that is themed “Farmers Care for Animals and You.”“The poster contest is designed to get students thinking about the fact that our farmers provide us with the safest food in the world,” said Tammy Powell, Pike County Extension coordinator.“Students in grades 7-12 will be invited to participate in the essay contest with a similar theme.”The Farm City Committee will also have a booth at the Pike County Fair and be involved in the annual Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge on Oct. 31. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Hard at work Email the author The Farm City Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce is busy preparing for its busy fall schedule that includes hosting the annual Farm City Banquet on Nov. 12 at Cattleman Park and its involvement in all other events and activities relating to Farm City Week Nov. 20-26.Jeff Knotts, Farm City Awards chair, has the awards nomination forms ready and waiting to be pick up by those who want to nominate Pike County farmers who are outstanding in their fields.“It’s very important for friends and neighbors to nominate those they feel are deserving of recognition for their hard work, dedication and commitment to agriculture,” Knotts said. “The nomination forms are not all that involved but those who make the nominations should have a general knowledge of the nominee’s farming operation,” Knotts said. Nomination forms are available for pickup at the Farm Service Agency, the Pike County Extension Office and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Dixie Shehane, committee chair, said the annual Job Swap where a city slicker and farmer trade places for a day so one can learn what the other’s workday is like.“We haven’t decided who will be invited to participate in the swap but it’s always a fun day and a good learning experience for both,” Shehane said.She reported to the Farm City Committee on the success of the Brundidge Red Hat Ladies’ visit to Steve Ingram’s farm at Shiloh where they learned about peanut and cotton farming.“We had ladies from Alabama, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. They had never picked cotton but they strapped on cotton sacks and went to the field,” Shehane said, laughing. You Might Like Environmentally friendly It’s something other than construction of buildings – it’s a 20-acre park dedicated to the conservation of land and streams…. read more “Friends and neighbors are the ones who know our farmers and what they do to continue to provide us with food and fiber, so we encourage everyone to think about the farmers they know and nominate those who excel in the work they do.”Individual awards will be presented in the areas of beef, poultry, timber, row crops, conservation, young farmer, youth and specialty crop.The service to agriculture award is selected annually by the Farm City Committee. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more