Logan County Farm Bureau Celebrates Food Check-Out Day

Logan County Farm Bureau with assistance from members of the Logan County FFA Chapter conducted a “Food Check-out Day” Feb 8th at the Russellville Price Less IGA grocery store and the Russellville Piggly Wiggly 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 of groceries were given to the winners at both locations.

From left: Rachel Taylor, Hannah Price and Doug Milliken

Farm Bureau members Russell Poore and Bobby Dawson worked at the Price Less IGA location.  They were assisted by Logan County FFA officers Hayley Hallman, sentinel and Caroline Davenport, treasurer.  Joyce Sandlin won first place and Kathy Griffin won second place with a total of 78 entries.

The Food Check-out at the Russellville Piggly Wiggly was staffed by Farm Bureau member Doug Milliken.  He was assisted by Logan County FFA officers Rachel Taylor, vice president and Hannah Price, secretary.  The first-place winner was Melinda Merrell and John Lee Barnes won second place with a total of 31 entries.

From left: Russell Poore, Hayley Hallman, Caroline Davenport and Bobby Dawson

Shoppers in the U.S. spend only about 10% o their disposable income on food each year.  Those cost remain far lower than any other country in the world thanks to many of the agricultural efficiencies utilized in America.  Today the 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, we have more money to spend on other things which boosts our whole economy and quality of life.

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