Hardin County’s annual Farm-City Day is coming up Tuesday. This year is the urban segment, hosted by the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.
“Since our agricultural community partners contribution to our healthy metro economy is so vital, Farm-City Day is the perfect vehicle for building on the great relationship that’s been established over the past 50-plus years,” said Brad Richardson, president of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.
It’s the 53rd event in Hardin County.
“It’s one of the longest, if not the longest, running Farm-City event in Kentucky,” agriculture extension agent Doug Shepherd said.
Shepherd said society today is more segmented and Hardin County has become a more metro community.
“I feel it’s very important that the rural-urban segments hold events just as this to allow both groups to learn about the other’s industry, issues, needs and vision,” he said. “That generally can only be accomplished through open communication and relationship building.”
Farm-City Day was established to increase understanding of the different cultures of the two communities, Shepherd said.
“This gives residents of the urban and rural segments of Hardin County an opportunity to become better acquainted,” he said.
The day begins at 8 a.m. at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown with a coffee, juice and doughnut fellowship sponsored by Hardin County Farm Bureau.
The tour leaves at 8:30 a.m. This year’s tour includes G.C. Burkhead Elementary School and Red Hill Cutlery.
The tour returns to Pritchard Community Center around 11:30 for lunch and a program.
Dr. William Nash of the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation is the featured speaker. The program also includes the presentation of the Distinguished Service to Farm-City Relations award. Ed Poppe was last year’s recipient.
Organizers would like participants to register by noon Monday.
For information or to register, call the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce at 270-765-4334 or Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-765-4121.