Proclamation/Farm-City Week


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WHEREAS, Florida farmers and ranchers help feed the world by producing a bounty of nutritious foods. To do this, they rely on essential partnerships with urban and suburban communities to supply, sell and deliver finished products to consumers across Florida and around the globe; and


WHEREAS, Rural and urban communities working together have built our nation’s rich agricultural resources so that they contribute to the health and well-being of our country and the strength of our economy; and


WHEREAS, During National Farm-City Week, we recognize the importance of this cooperative network. Agriculture employs more than 2 million workers, including farmers and ranchers, shippers, processors, marketers, retailers, inspectors and others who contribute an annual impact of $127 billion to Florida’s economy; and


WHEREAS, as they perform their daily work, farmers and ranchers preserve freshwater recharge areas, wildlife habitat and greenspace. Consumers help farm families maintain their superior natural resource conservation practices by purchasing Florida agricultural products; and


WHEREAS, Farm-City Week activities celebrate the mutually beneficial relationships that support the quality of life we all enjoy. This week, as we gather with family and friends around the Thanksgiving table, we count these relationships among our many blessings; and             


WHEREAS, we commend the many Floridians whose hard work and ingenuity provide us with food abundance and reflect the true spirit of our state and nation; and             


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that the Board of County Commissioners, DeSoto County, Florida by virtue of the authority vested in us, do hereby proclaim November 15-22, 2017 as



          FARM-CITY WEEK



BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED, we call upon all citizens to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of all those who, working together, produce and supply our community, our nation and the world with an abundance of agricultural products.



                            BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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Mandy Hines                                                                      Elton A. Langford

County Administrator                                                        Chairman


Meeting History

Nov 14, 2017 9:00 AM  Board of County Commissioners Public Meeting
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Ms. Mandy Hines addressed the Board and requested approval of the Proclamation declaring the week of November 15-22, 2017 as Farm-City Week. Commissioner James Selph thanked the Board and spoke regarding the importance of agriculture. A motion was made by Commissioner Buddy Mansfield to approve the Proclamation as presented. Seconded by Commissioner Judy Schaefer. Motion carried unanimously.