Farm/City Banquet set for April 27

By Keenan Bishop Published:

The Whitaker Bank Farm/City Banquet is set for Thursday, April 27. This will be the 48th renewal of the annual event.

Like most events that have lasted through the years, the Farm/City Banquet has evolved and changed over time but continues to be highly popular. Whitaker Bank is once again the corporate sponsor for the banquet and this has been a big help in keeping tickets prices low.

Most everyone has seemed to enjoy local entertainment over a keynote speaker so this year The Shining will entertain guests with their music. As always, there will be good food and fellowship.

The banquet will be at the Holiday Inn on Wilkinson Boulevard. The doors open at 6 p.m. to mingle and visit the various sponsors booths. Dinner will be served around 6:45. Tickets are $7 ($5 goes to the local high school FFA chapters) but time is running out! Stop by the Farm Bureau Office on Wilkinson Boulevard or the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce on the corner of Capital and Second Streets for tickets first thing Monday because sales stop this Friday, April 21.

This banquet continues to be a popular ceremony that helps promote the ties between the business and farming communities of Frankfort and Franklin County. Not only is this a great opportunity to visit with friends and grab information from the multitude of sponsor booths, but you also get a great sit down meal (well over the ticket price!) and some light, local entertainment.

If you want to see who is recognized as Pioneer Business, Educator, Farmer and Outstanding Young Farmer you should plan on attending.

The other half of the Farm/City Banquet as you know is the Farm/ City Field Day. This year the Field Day is July 13th in the Bald Knob community at the Morse Farm. This was also the sight of a field day back in the 1980s so come see whats changed!

We look forward to seeing you on April 27 for the banquet and again, Thursday July 13th for a farm tour and another fine meal. For more details contact the Extension Office at 695-9035.

KSU Third Thursday Workshop

The April 20 "Third Thursday" workshop at the Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm will focus on biotechnology in agriculture.

Topics include a discussion of Fescue, the endophyte, and possible solutions, which includes hands-on discussion of the fescue variety plots at the KSU Research Farm. An introduction to Biotechnology by Kirk Pomper, KSU and BT Field and Sweet Corn: Resistance to Stored Grain and Vegetable Insect Pests by John Sedlacek, KSU.

This is a tentative schedule awaiting final confirmation of speakers. For details contact Dr. Marion Simon, State Specialist for Small Farm and Part-time Farmers, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program 597-6437 or

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