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Originally published: 2013-01-30 16:35:03
Last modified: 2013-02-04 12:36:20

Rescheduled: Farm City Banquet Saturday, March 9

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Update: Avery County's Farm City Banquet will not take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, due to inclement weather. A new date for the banquet has been scheduled for Saturday, March 9.

In celebration of the collaboration between farm and non-farm entities that promotes awareness and appreciation of agricultural practices in and around Avery County, Avery County Cooperative Extension, Avery County Farm Bureau, Avery Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Avery County Farm Service Agency and Avery County High School-FFA have come together to host the annual Farm City Banquet. 

Avery County Farm City Banquet will take place at 6 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 2, at Crossnore Baptist Church. The banquet will feature dinner catered by Dan’l Boone Inn.

In Avery County, Farm City Banquet is a local observance of Farm-City Week, and designed for all residents of communities that mix agriculture and other industries.

“Everybody should come,” Crystal Johnson of Avery County Farm Bureau said. “This encompasses everybody. It has kids from 4-H, the contest winners from ACS and doorprizes that FFA helps provide. We have live entertainment and dinner from the Dan’l Boone Inn.”

As always, the program will honor some of Avery County’s finest advocates and partners in agriculture through several awards, including Farm Family of the Year, Young Farmer of the Year, Woman in Agriculture, Teacher of the Year, Youth in Agriculture and Volunteer of the Year.

Tickets are available at Avery County Cooperative Extension Center and the Avery Soil and Water office. As always, the price of admission guarantees a dinner and the chance at dozens of doorprizes provided by local businesses and organizations. Tim Berry will provide live entertainment.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the 2013 Avery County Farm City Banquet, call Avery County Cooperative Extension at (828) 733-8270. Tickets are also available at Avery County Farm Bureau and Avery County Soil and Water Conservation District.