The Greene County Partnership Agribusiness Committee’s 30th annual Farm-City Banquet will be held at the Clyde Austin 4-H Camp on Nov. 29, at 6 p.m.
The theme for the event will be “celebrating the importance of agriculture to all the citizens in Greeneville/Greene County,” a news release said.
The committee will be recognizing local Agribusinesses and Agritourism venues at the event.
According to the release, Greene County is the top beef cattle producer out of the 67,300 farms in Tennessee.
The cattle industry in Tennessee generates $860 million for family beef farms, and cattle farms supply consumers with 4.6 million quarter-pound hamburgers, 125 million pounds of roast and 62 million pounds of steaks each year, reports state.
The Agribusiness Committee hosts several events throughout the year, including Kids’ Day on the Farm, which teaches local students about the daily aspects of farming.
The June Dairy Days Celebration was held in June with contests for all ages, entertainment and plenty of free dairy products to sample as Greeneville and Greene County paid homage to the dairy farmers
The banquet will feature a chicken dinner with all the trimmings followed by the presentation of the J.W. Massengill Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award and the Robert C. Austin Distinguished Service to Community Award, the release said.
Sponsors for this event are Andrew Johnson Bank, George Mays, C&C Millwright Maintenance Company, Consumer Credit Union, Delfasco, Farm Credit Mid-America, Greene County Veterinary Medical Center, Greeneville Federal Bank, Greeneville Light & Power System, Greene County Farm Bureau, Heritage Community Bank, John Deere Power Products, Tusculum Farm Bureau-Wayne Hughes, The Greeneville Sun, Still Hollow Century Farm, Eastman Credit Union, First Tennessee Bank and The Timeless Fence Systems.
A limited number of tickets at $15 each are available to the public at the Partnership office, 115 Academy St., at the Greene County Farm Bureau, 1431 W. Main St.; and the Agriculture Extension Office, 204 N. Cutler St.
For more information about the banquet or to sponsor the event, call Lori Collins Dowell at 423-638-4111 or email email@example.com.