POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners issued a proclamation in honor of National Agriculture Week during last week’s meeting.
National Agriculture Week runs March 19-25.
The proclamation calls on citizens of the county to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of all those who, working together, produce an abundance of agricultural products that strengthen and enrich the community and nation.
According to the proclamation, American agriculture is the nation’s largest employer, with more than 22 million people working in the agriculture industry.
Information from the Agriculture Council of America and the Athens-Meigs Farm Bureau states that there are 588 farms in Meigs County, with approximately 9,500 cattle and calves according to statistics from 2012 and 2014.
According to the 2012 census numbers provided, the county saw approximately $9.6 million in cash receipts for crops, including corn, vegetables and greenhouses, with approximately $4.8 million in cash receipts for livestock.
In addition to Agriculture Week, Ag Day is recognized on March 21 as a time when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others gather to recognize and celebrate what is provided by American agriculture.
In other business, the commissioners approved $2,500 toward the replacement of doors at the Chester Academy building. The cost is being split with the Chester Shade Historical Association.
The commissioners approved the appointment of Dru Reed to the Meigs County Board of Developmental Disabilities as submitted by Supt. Kay Davis.