In honor of Farm-City Week, the Dawson County Farm Bureau and Dawsonville city government joined hands to promote the annual celebration.
Farm-City Week celebrates the relationship between farmers and those who process, market and sell the food to consumers.
Mayor Joe Lane Cox signed a proclamation last week to commemorate the week locally, which runs from Nov. 19-25.
Members of the Dawson County Farm Bureau showed up to accept the proclamation and shake hands with the mayor.
Pat Gober, Dawson County Farm Bureau president, said agriculture “has always been important for the obvious reasons of providing food, clothing and shelter, but agriculture affects everyone’s life in so many other ways by creating jobs, providing habitat for wildlife and protecting green space.”
Added Gober: “Without farmers, Georgia can’t grow.”
Kiwanis International began National Farm-City Week in 1955 to increase the understanding of the partnership between urban and rural residents.
This year marks the 55th anniversary of the annual celebration.
For more information about the state farm bureau, visit www.gfb.org.