National Farm-City Week on November, 2017: City Week - What is National Farm-City Week?
National Farm-City Week 2017. Farm-City National Farm-City Week
Since 1955, the National Farm-City Council has supported educational programming to build interdependence between rural and urban citizens, and the President of the United Sates has annually proclaimed the week leading to and including Thanksgiving Day as National Farm-City Week.
In recent years, the major focus of the programs and materials has been on consumer and classroom education. Student activity sheets, teacher packets, placemats and bookmarks are just a few of the materials the Council has created to support its mission.
In the past year, thousands of materials were used in classrooms, at Farm-City banquets, at civic club meetings and in other venues. Farm-City activities are grassroots in nature. Communities across the nation hold Farm-City events ranging from banquets to tours to job exchanges. The National Farm City Council work closely with Agriculture in the Classroom programs in educating students and teachers about agriculture.