Jeremiah Johnson (left) with Livingston Machinery is showing Walter Treadwell (right) of First National Bank and Chairman of Farm City Week the newest in farming equipment to be used during the upcoming Farm City Week Farm Tours.
Your Altus Chamber of Commerce annually sponsors Farm City Week. This is the 35th year for this important program. The purpose of this week is to highlight what agriculture means to our local economy, to inform everyone of the various agriculture crops grown and produced in Jackson County and Southwest Oklahoma, to show the importance of agriculture to our way of life, and last but not least, to show appreciation to all those involved in farming, ranching and other agriculture pursuits. Agriculture is a multi-million dollar facet of our economy. The theme for Farm City Week is “Farming, Flying and Community – the Pillars of Southwest Oklahoma”.
Wednesday, Nov. 7: Kick-off of Farm City Week: Farmers Appreciation Luncheon and Farm Tours; cost is $10 for lunch and business people are encouraged to bring a farmer to the luncheon.. The luncheon will be held at Western Oklahoma State College in the multi-purpose room from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. This year we have approximately 140 people going on the Farm Tours. The morning and afternoon Farm Tours will begin at 8:05 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. The tour buses will travel to the Cotton Grower’s Gin , Gavillon , Altus Peanut Company, Robbins’ Farms, Lugert-Altus Irrigation District demonstration project and tractor driving will be provided by Western Equipment and Livingston Machinery at the Rodeo Grounds. Parking for the Farm Tours will be in the Southwest corner of the South parking lot at the college.
For more information contact the Altus Chamber of Commerce 580-482-0210.