Farm City Week

Farm City Week is celebrated this year from Nov. 15 through Nov. 22. It is a week to express appreciation for the beneficial partnerships between rural and urban communities. Farmers and ranchers rely on essential partnerships with urban communities to supply, sell and deliver finished products across the country and around the world. Consumer purchases, in turn, make sustainable farm enterprise possible. Foods, fibers and renewable fuels are available to us because of the daily relationships among farmers and ranchers, processors, brokers, truckers, shippers, advertisers, wholesalers and retailers.

The collective efforts by these members of our society provide a wholesome diet for everyone. In addition, farms and ranches conserve freshwater resources, wildlife habitat and green space.

Sumter County Board of County Commissioners sponsored the Farm City Event on November 7 at the 3M Ranch in Bushnell, FL.

Participants were able to hear from the following:

LeAnne Maples, Director of Marketing and Promotion of the Florida Beef Council

Jim Davis, UF/IFAS Extension Director for Sumter County

Matt Smith and Laura Bennett, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County Agents

A tour was provided by Reba Mazak from Mazak Ranch and Jim McAllister from the Florida Cattlemen’s Association.

Join us in 2024 for the next Farm City Week Event!