This is the 36th year for Farm City Week, Nov. 4-8 in Altus. The purpose of this week is to highlight what agriculture means to our local economy, to inform everyone of the various agriculture crops grown and produced in Jackson County and southwest Oklahoma, to show the importance of agriculture to our way of life, and last but not least, to show appreciation to all those involved in farming, ranching and other agriculture pursuits. Agriculture is a multi-million dollar facet of our economy. The Altus Chamber of Commerce sponsors this event each year.
The theme for this year’s Farm City Week is “Farming, Flying and Community – the Pillars of Southwest Oklahoma”. Special events began today with a Farmer’s Appeciation Luncheon and Farm Tours. Tour buses traveled to the Humphrey’s Coop Gin , Gavillon, Altus Peanut Company, Joe Kelly Farms, Lugert-Altus Irrigation District demonstration project and tractor driving will be provided by Western Equipment and Livingston Machinery at the Rodeo grounds.
Other activities during the week include a tour of Altus Air Force Base, and the Farm City Week banquet on Thursday. The Legends of Agriculture Award will be announced by KWHW Radio. Also the KEYB sponsored Soil Conservation speech contest winners will give their 3 minute winning speeches. Entertainment will be provided by “Just Call Us When You Need Us”. Tickets are available at the Altus Chamber of Commerce.