The 42nd Annual Farm City Breakfast — previously scheduled to be held virtually on Feb. 27 — has been postponed until 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced Thursday.
The event is presented by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Agriculture Committee and Daviess County Farm Bureau.
Committee members, Chamber President and CEO Candance Castlen Brake, and Daviess County Farm Bureau President Joan Hayden said the traditions of the event — including a local breakfast buffet — would be best celebrated in person.
“Every year this breakfast lives true to its name – bringing the best of Greater Owensboro together from across the community. From its farms and local businesses, government leaders to local FFA students, we’re all there” Brake said. “It was not an easy decision for us to postpone the event, but we want to be able to bring everyone together, physically and safely, so we decided to make the 2022 Farm City Breakfast the best event yet.”
In recent years the event has drawn a crowd of more 500 people. Past guest speakers include local agriculturist Kirby Green, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles, and U.S. Senator Wendell Ford.
“Farm City is all about fellowship, about being in the same room, sharing the same locally sourced meal,” Hayden said. “We look forward to 2022’s event and we commit to continue to find ways to demonstrate the economic impact of agriculture on our regional economy.”
The Humanitarian Award typically awarded at Farm City Breakfast will be awarded at the Chamber’s Annual Celebration on May 14, 2021.