Cooperative Extension Centers to Host Farm-City Banquet on November 9th

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The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Centers of Camden, Currituck, and Pasquotank counties will host a farm city banquet on November 9th, to celebrate the vital partnerships between rural and urban communities.

Without our urban communities, farmers would have few options to supply, and sell agricultural products across the country and around the world. Without farmers, processors, brokers, truckers, shippers, wholesalers, and retailers, urban communities could not enjoy food and fiber. The collective efforts by these members of society provide a wholesome, readily available diet for everyone.

Agriculture is North Carolina’s number 1 industry, with agriculture and agribusiness contributing 84 billion dollars to the state’s economy annually. Agriculture is a vital part of our local economy as well, with the latest data from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reporting cash receipts totaling $118,150,651 for Camden, Currituck, and Pasquotank counties in 2015.

Farm City week is observed annually to showcase the importance of agriculture and connections between farm and urban communities. To celebrate locally, a Farm City Banquet is held annually in November that is free and open to the public. This year’s event will be held at the Kermit E. White Center on 1796 Weeksville Road in Elizabeth City, NC. Exhibits will open at 5:30 p.m. and the banquet will begin at 6:15 p.m. Festivities will include a catered meal and live entertainment. Please RSVP to the Camden County Extension Center at (252) 331-7630 by November 6th if you plan to attend.