Logan County Farm Bureau and FFA Celebrate Food Check-Out Day

 

Pictured from left to right:  Hannah Price, Rachel Taylor, Russell Poore and Jerry Hughes

The Logan County Farm Bureau Federation, with assistance from members of the Logan County FFA Chapter, conducted a “Food Check-out Day” on Feb 23rd at the Russellville Priceless IGA grocery store and the Lewisburg Hometown IGA grocery store. At each location, participants guessed the value of a typical basket of groceries. A $50 first place prize and $25 second place prize of a gift certificate for groceries were given to the winners at both locations.

Farm Bureau members Russell Poore and Jerry Hughes worked at the Priceless IGA location. They were assisted by Logan County FFA officers Hanna Price 2018-19 secretary and Rachel Taylor 2018-19 vice president.  Brandon McGhee won first place and Jo Ann Swears won second place.

The Food Check-out at the Lewisburg Hometown IGA was staffed by Farm Bureau members Gary Jenkins and Tina Dawson. They were assisted by Logan County FFA officers Zach Milam 2018-19 president and Jessalyn Robey 2017-18 president. The first place winner was Zack Johnson and Barbara Benton won second place.

Pictured from left to right:  Gary Jenkins, Tina Dawson, Zach Milam and Jessalyn Robey

Shoppers in the U.S. spend only about 7% of their disposable income on food each year. Those costs remain far lower than any other country in the world thanks to many of the agricultural efficiencies utilized in America. Today the average U.S. farmer produces enough food and fiber to provide for about 154 people – a significant jump from the average of 19 people per farmer back in 1940.

These food check-out events were conducted to give recognition to the American farmers for providing us with affordable food. As a result of the hard work of our farmers, we have more money to spend on other things which boosts our economy and quality of life.

 

 

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