Ozark residents celebrate Farm City Week

By: Rayne McKenzie Email
By: Rayne McKenzie Email

This week, Ozark residents are participating in activities to mark this important time of year.

Farming is a big business in Ozark.

Ozark Mayor Billy Blackwell said, "They support us. Farmers don't go very far to buy the things that they need to do their business; they stay here. They support our community so we want to support home like they support us."

This week, Ozark residents are celebrating Farm City Week. It's a chance for folks from the city to learn a thing or two about farming.

Wiregrass Farmer Thomas Kirkland said, "What this has done is it helps us realize we are so dependant on one another for living."

Mr. Kirkland shared his farming knowledge with the group; from how important cattle raising is to the importance of peanut farming, every one participating in the farm tour seemed to walk away more appreciative of our farmers.

Dale Co. Farmer and Event Organizer Faye Williams said, "I've been farming 46 years and I enjoyed going to the gin. We've grown cotton all these years, but I've never seen it in operation."

Mayor Blackwell added, "If we lost our farmers we would lose our self sufficiency. We would be depending on someone else to provide that for us. We don't need that because our farmers do the best job in the world. They produce the best and safest products."

Ozark’s Farm City Week culminates Thursday evening with a banquet to recognize outstanding farmers from the area.

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