Farm City Week Celebration

Agriculture is among the largest industries in Hall County and accounted for more than $267 million in farmgate value in 2003. Agriculture contributes over $850 million to Hall County’s economy. In Georgia, agriculture is the top industry by far, representing more than $9.8 billion in farmgate value in the year 2003.

One in every five jobs in Georgia are in agriculture and agribusiness. Agriculture includes poultry, eggs and cattle along with other commodities such as corn, hay, sorghum, dairy, fruits, vegetables, timber, wheat, pecans, greenhouse, container nursery, Christmas trees, goats and horses.

In celebration of National Farm City Week November 19-25, the Greater Hall County Chamber of Commerce AgriBusiness Committee and the Hall County Extension Service will host the Annual Hall County Farm City Breakfast on Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 7:30 a.m. at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center. A full breakfast buffet is included.

The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. John McKissick, Extension Coordinator of Agricultural Economics for the University of Georgia. The purpose of the breakfast is to highlight the impact of agriculture and agribusiness in Hall County and educate and enlighten the entire community on the importance of agriculture to Hall County and the state.

RSVP to Doris Beck at the Hall County Extension Service – 770-535-8293.