NATIONAL FARM CITY WEEK
The Friday before Thanksgiving, National Farm-City Week recognizes the contributions farmers make to both rural and urban centers.
Long before the founding of the United States, farms and ranches have been an essential part of civilization. Generations of farms continue to provide economic, environmental, health benefits to a developing country.
Organizations across the country will recognize farmers and ranchers with educational forums, social media campaigns, and local events. Their contributions supplement the economy with jobs while providing bountiful crops to feed our population. From the crops and livestock, we eat to textiles, farmers fill demands in nearly every sector of the country.
Farmers also benefit from urban centers. Distributors, restaurants, grocers, producers, and more provide expanded utilization of the farm product. Whether they provide food, medicines, or textiles to consumers, they have an economic impact in their city and the rural communities, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #FarmCityWeek
Be thankful for the farmers and ranchers in our country. They continuously seek ways to improve farming methods while providing safe and healthful products. While we consider where the food on our table comes from this Thanksgiving, think about the impact of farms on your life.
Learn more about farming and the mutual benefits they receive when doing business with merchants in the city. No matter where we live, on the farm or in the city, a farmer touches our lives.
Use #FarmCityWeek to give a shoutout to the farmers, ranchers, and merchants who support them.
NATIONAL FARM CITY WEEK HISTORY
A Joint Resolution by Congress on August 31, 1957, called for a presidential proclamation declaring National Farm-City Week. President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared the observance in October to recognize the contributions farms make to both rural and urban communities.