An event to highlight local agriculture to area leaders and organizations was recognized by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

Cherokee County Farm Bureau (CFB) was one of four county Farm Bureaus to be recognized by TFB. They’re one of 24 CFBs nationwide to receive a County Activities of Excellence Award from AFBF.

“Our mission is to promote agriculture and its importance to our community and state,” John Griffith, Cherokee CFB president, said. “This was the first time to hold the Farm to Table event, and we believe it was a success.”

The Farm to Table dinner featured ingredients grown and raised by local farmers. The top four agricultural items in the country include nursery/greenhouse, vegetables, beef cattle and poultry.

Invitations were sent to county elected officials, school administrators and other local agricultural organizations. A dinner featuring elements of the four items was served at the event.

Farmers and ranchers who grow the highlighted items were also on hand to give presentations about their crops and answer questions from the participants.

“Our goal with the Farm to Table event was to introduce a group of individuals in our county to the agricultural production within our area,” Griffith said. “We served a dinner with a side of education to help engage our local consumers about agriculture.”

Cherokee CFB was recognized during TFB’s 85th Annual Meeting Dec. 1-3 in Corpus Christi.

They will be highlighted during AFBF’s Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show Jan. 11-16 in New Orleans.