About the Farm-City Program
Distinct differences exist between farm and city life, but rural and urban communities rely heavily upon each other to provide the abundant American way of life.
Farmers are dedicated to producing quality food, fiber, and forest products for everyone to enjoy. Moving those products from farms to homes requires cooperation with people from varying walks of life.
The main goal of Farm-City is to deepen understanding of the relationship between rural farmers and urban workers.
Grocers, truck drivers, factory workers, computer scientists, bankers, veterinarians, chemists, salesmen, and numerous others all play important roles in getting food from fields to kitchen tables.
Since 1955, Farm-City committees have hosted educational events and invited people who live in cities to visit local farms for a first-hand look at how their food is raised. Farm-City Programs serve communities throughout the U.S. and Canada by educating youth and adults about the interdependence of agriculture and industry.
Farm-City’s year-round activities aimed at education, outreach, and promotion begin with National Ag Day in spring and culminate with Farm-City Week in fall (traditionally Thanksgiving week).
Farm-City Week Contests
Alabama Farm-City encourages elementary, middle, and high school students to enter the annual poster, essay, and multimedia contests. Students base their entries on the year’s theme. They announce award winners at the annual Farm-City Awards Luncheon and Program.
- Poster Contest: open to students in grades K-6.
- Essay Contest: open to students in grades 7-12.
- Video Contest: open to students in grades 9-12.
Visit the Farm-City website for this year’s theme and entry forms.
Contact the Alabama Farm-City Committee
Jeff Helms, Chairman
P.O. Box 11000
Montgomery, AL 36191