County shows appreciation for farm-city dynamic
Last Monday night more than 300 people crowded into the A.W. Todd Centre in downtown Russellville for the annual Farm-City Awards Banquet in recognition of the 53rd anniversary of Farm-City Week.
The week was started to promote an understanding and interactive relationship between people farmers and townspeople, instead of a dynamic that exists on suspicion and competition.
In a proclamation signed this month by the Franklin County Commission, the commissioners stated, "American agriculture and the many service industries that depend upon it, in cities and towns along all the routes in between, is a story of extraordinary labor creating extraordinary abundance.
At this time of year, it only fitting that all Americans offer some special signs of thanks to those who grow, harvest and bring to our nation's tables the fruits of sun, seed and soil."