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Originally published: 2014-01-30 16:03:47
Last modified: 2014-01-30 16:04:33

Avery Farm City Banquet Saturday

Caroline Harris / (

The annual Avery County Farm City Banquet will take place at 6 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 1, at Crossnore Baptist Church, beginning with dinner catered by Dan’l Boone Inn.

Farm City is an annual celebration that connects farm and non-farm people, and honors achievements in farming.

Farm City Banquet is a local observance of national Farm City Week and is under the sponsorship of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with Avery Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Services, Avery County Farm Service Agency, Avery County High School Future Farmers of America and Avery County Farm Bureau.

The program will include such awards as “Farm Family of the Year,” “Young Farmer of the Year,” “Woman in Agriculture, “Teacher of the Year,” “Youth in Agriculture,” “Volunteer of the Year” and more.

To read the complete story, please pick up a copy of your hometown newspaper, The Avery Journal-Times, available at almost 100 locations in Newland, Banner Elk, Crossnore, Spruce Pine and Roan Mountain, Tenn. To subscribe to The Avery Journal-Times, please call (828) 733-0401 or click to