Sweet Grown Alabama Chosen as Theme for 2020 Farm-City Week
Pictured: Greer Jones, Fifth Grader at Ariton School
November 2, 2020
'Sweet Grown Alabama' was chosen as the theme for 2020 Farm-City Week, happening November 20-26, 2020. The main goal of Farm-City is to deepen the understanding of the relationship between rural farmers and urban workers.
County Farm-City committees educate their communities through outreach events and student contests, all centered around the year's theme.
"Sweet Grown Alabama provides a perfect palette for students to create artwork, essays and videos in celebration of Farm-City Week," said Farm-City organizers. "Young artists, writers and video storytellers also may find inspiration from the Sweet Grown Alabama tagline — Connecting Alabama Farmers & Families."
Students are able to compete in the poster contest (kindergarten through sixth grade), the essay contest (seventh through twelfth grade) and the video contest (ninth through twelfth grade). State winners will be featured in the Alabama Farm-City Calendar.
In addition to creative student contests, the Farm-City Committee awards counties on their outreach work during Farm-City Week. Counties are encouraged to organize farm tours, host civic club programs and meals, secure proclamations from local elected officials and to execute other special projects.
More information about Farm-City can be found at www.AlabamaFarmCity.org or by contacting your local Alabama Cooperative Extension System office.