Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.
The Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce and Supreme Rice have begun planning for their annual Farmers’ Appreciation Dinner in honor of the farmers who make such a large contribution to the culture
and the economy of Acadia Parish. The event will take place on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the International Rice Festival Building in Crowley. Doors will open at 5:30 pm allowing guests an opportunity to visit exhibitor booths and get acquainted. Chef Night Train Blane Faulk will be preparing a dinner featuring Acadia Parish rice. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.
Along with Supreme Rice, the following businesses have committed to sponsoring this great event: Sunshine Quality Equipment, Falcon Rice Mill, Farmers State Bank, Bank of Commerce, The Bank, First National Bank, J&J Exterminating, Home Bank, Omega Energy, Slemco, Stine Lumber, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), First South Farm Credit, Schilling Distributors, City of Crowley, Acadia General Hospital, Acadia Parish Clerk, Robby Barousse, Acadia Parish Farm Bureau, C.J. Prevost Insurance Agency, Carmichael’s Cashway Pharmacy, Crowley Grain Drier, Dugas, Soileau & Breaux, CPA Firm, Evangeline Bank & Trust Company, L&M Tire Co., Louisiana Farm & Ranch Magazine, Acadiana Security Plus, Louisiana Land Bank, Louisiana Farm + Ranch Magazine, Rayne State Bank, Scott Privat for Judge, Welsh Irrigation & Equipment.
Door prizes donated by local businesses will be given away throughout the evening. A Beretta A300 Outlander Synthetic 12 Gauge Shotgun donated by G&H Outdoor Store and Rice Palace will be raffled off at the end of the evening. Raffle tickets are $5, and will be for sale at the event or from the Chamber office in advance.
Tickets to the dinner are $10 and may be purchased either at the Chamber office, 11 North Parkerson Avenue, or at the door of the event. For more information, call 337-788-0177 or visit www.AcadiaParishChamber.org. We look forward to seeing many of you there, and we encourage you to take this opportunity to say thank you to the farmers in our area.