Warren-Edmonson FSA Office: Darren Doyle, photo:
Farmers and Rachers are stewards of the Earth. This is the theme of the 2017 Earth Day that will be celebrated on April 22nd.
“Farmers and Ranchers work very hard each day to produce food and fiber for all citizens,” according to Sherri Brown, CED of the Warren-Edmonson Farm Service Agency.
There are over 3.2 Million Farmers and Ranchers nationwide and 23 Million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program nationwide with 6,060.81 acres locally in the program.
In observance of Earth Day 2017, a Chestnut Oak was planted by Brian Turner, Farm Loan Manager and Donald Dunn, District Director, Pat McCombs, County Committee member, along with Sherri Brown at the Edmonson County Courthouse.
In a statement from the local FSA office, it said, "This tree will generate oxygen and serve as a symbol of our stewardship for the land."