Brought to you by the Athens Chamber of Commerce, Athens Kiwanis Club and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office, the 58th Annual Farm & Ranch Tour will be held Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at First Methodist Church in Athens. This year’s co-title sponsors are Athens Tractor & Equipment and First State Bank.
The event will kick off at the church at 8:00 AM with coffee provided by Kevin and Jeaneane Lilly’s McDonald’s and donuts provided by First State Bank. The tour will begin promptly at 8:45 AM. The fee for attendees is $12 per person to include all activities, refreshments and lunch catered by Danny’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Q. Reservation and tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite, or the Athens Chamber of Commerce Office located at 201 W. Corsicana Street in Athens.
Attendees will meet at First Methodist Church located at 225 Lovers Lane, Athens, TX 75751 where they will enjoy coffee and donuts to precede the tour. At promptly 8:45 AM buses, provided by Athens ISD, will depart for the tour of local farms and ranches complete with Barkers for a full historical overview along the way. At the conclusion of the tour, attendees will return to First Methodist Church where they will enjoy a full catered meal from Danny’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Q and agriculture program.
The Athens Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the prestigious Joe B. Fulgham Agriculturist of the Year Award, which will be awarded during the program on May 16th. Nomination forms can be found on the Athens Chamber website (www.athenstxchamber.org), Athens Chamber of Commerce office or the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 28, 2023 by 5:00 PM. Forms can be submitted by email to athensTXchamber@outlook.com or to the Athens Chamber of Commerce office located at 201 W. Corsicana Street, Athens, TX 75751.