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Video series, food drive part of Farm City Week

By Coleen Church

Cooperative Extension,

Davie Director

Since 1955, the United States has recognized National Farm-City Week to celebrate and honor the importance of farmers, ranchers and agriculture to our country.

The US is fortunate to have a safe and abundant food supply.  Farm-City Week recognizes the contributions that farmers make to rural and urban communities providing the food, fiber and fuel that we all depend on every day.

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Davie County Center, will kick off a virtual Farm-City Week Celebration on Nov. 22, releasing a video series devoted to local farms and agriculture.  To learn more about how to connect with and support local farms in Davie County, visit Extension’s Local Farms page at davie.ces.ncsu.edu.

To celebrate Farm-City Week and to learn more about farms and agriculture in Davie County and NC, visit the Extension website and go to the Farm-City Week page starting on Nov. 22.  Videos will be available from local farmers, Davie High School’s Future Farmers of America, N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture, President of N.C. Farm Bureau, professional speaker and author, Jolene Brown, and Dean Linton and Rich Bonanno from NC State and NC State Extension.

The Extension Center is also sponsoring a food drive from Nov. 16-Dec. 11 to benefit local food pantries. A collection box will be located outside the front door of the Extension Center for no-contact drop-offs. The Extension Center is also open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for large donations and is at 180 S. Main St. in downtown Mocksville, beside the courthouse.  Ring the doorbell for assistance.  The office will be closed Nov. 26-27 for Thanksgiving.

Non-perishable food items needed for donation include: canned fruits (in juice, water or light syrup), vegetables (low sodium), soup (low sodium), tomatoes and tomato sauce; applesauce (unsweetened); raisins; fruit cups; dried or canned beans (low sodium); canned tuna, salmon or chicken; peanut butter; dry, evaporated or shelf-stable milk (low fat); brown rice; whole wheat pasta; whole grain crackers and cereals, such as oatmeal, grits, raisin bran, etc. and high fiber, low sugar granola bars.

For questions or more information, contact Cooperative Extension at 336.753.6100, or visit davie.ces.ncsu.edu.