Farm City Week Celebration

Agriculture is among the largest industries in Hall County and accounted for more than $228 million in farmgate value in 2002. In Georgia, agriculture is the top industry by far, representing more than $8 billion in farmgate value in the year 2002. 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, 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 19, 2003 at 7:30 a.m. at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.

Participants will meet and greet new and old faces of Hall County’s agricultural industry with featured guest speaker Dr. Tal Duval, former Associate Dean and Director, University of Georgia Extension Service.

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.

Sponsors for the Farm City Breakfast include AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Jackson EMC, Hall County Farm Bureau, Jaemor Farms, Chandler Equipment, and Crystal Farms.

Those interested in attending the Farm City Week Breakfast should make reservations by calling Doris Beck, Hall County Extension Service, 770-535-8293 by November 17.