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May 22, 2015 
Chamber Salutes Agriculture

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The Lawrence County Salute to Agriculture Week is set for May 31st—June 6th and this year's theme is “Sprouting Success”, The Economic Importance of Agriculture in Lawrence County.  Each year Lawrence Counties’ 1559 farms sell over 65 million dollars of farm products making Agriculture Lawrence Counties number one economic enterprise

Salute to Agriculture Week is planned each year to highlight Agriculture and provide the community a snapshot of the importance of agriculture in our own backyard.  The week will kick off with the “Lawrence County Salute to Agriculture” newspaper circular that you will find in the May 31st edition of the Lawrence County Advocate.  The circular will have lots of good informative articles, schedule of events and supporters and sponsors of “Salute to Agriculture Week” . 

On Monday, June 1st there will be a seminar held at the Lawrence County Extension from 9 til 11am. titled “Feeding Your Family From Your Own Backyard”. This is an awesome opportunity to learn more about vegetable production, food preservation, raising livestock in small areas, and generally what information and assistance the UT/TSU Extension Office has to help homeowners in these areas.  Also, an FCE sponsored “Cultural Arts Fair” will be held from noon til 4pm at the Lawrence County Extension Office Community Meeting Room. 

Farm City Day will be on Tuesday from 9am. til noon at the Livestock Pavilion in Rotary Park. Farm City Day is planned to provide the youth of Lawrence County with hands-on opportunities to learn more about where their food comes from with lots of farm animals and other agriculture related educational and fun activities.

On Wednesday the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, the Salute to Agriculture Committee, UT/TSU Extension and various business and agencies will host a breakfast to honor Lawrence County Farmers. The breakfast will begin at 7:30am at the David Crockett Elementary School Cafeteria. Tennessee Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture, Mr. Ed Harlan will be the keynote speaker and a Lawrence County Century Farm will be recognized. Reservations are required at 931-762-4911 to attend the breakfast.

A series of Farm Tours will be held on Thursday, to highlight our 2015 theme of “Sprouting Success”, The Economic Importance of Agriculture in Lawrence County. The tour will include 4 different Lawrence County Farms and Agriculture Businesses with guest speakers all along the way. Beef Cattle, Forages, TAEP, Poultry Production, Row Crops, Produce Marketing and a tour of the newly opened Lawrence Farmers Co-op Fertilizer Plant are just a few of the things that will be highlighted on the Farm Tours. The tour will begin at the Lawrence County Fertilizer Plant at 8am. and will conclude around 1pm. Refreshments and a Lawrence Farmers Co-op sponsored lunch will be a part of the tour.

The Lawrence County Lions Club Walking Horse Show will be Friday’s Main Event. The Horse Show begins at 6pm. at Rotary Park.

The week will conclude on Saturdaywith a Lions Club sponsored Racking Horse Show at Rotary Park beginning at 5pm and a free day of fishing and Fishing Rodeos.



Wednesday, May 27
Lawrenceburg / Lawrence County Airport
4110 Airport Drive, Lawrenceburg
Refreshments at 8:30am--Ceremony at 9:00am

Thursday, May 28
Keestone Senior Community
322 Kennedy Street, Lawrenceburg
Ceremony at 11:30am--Lunch to follow
Enter off Johnson Street

Friday, May 29
South East Carriers, Inc.
1905 Mahr Avenue, Lawrenceburg
Refreshments at 8:00am--Ceremony at 8:30am

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