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Agriculture Means Business in Madison County

Brian Patton, marketing member services representative at Jackson EMC, presented Power Town demonstrations at Madison County’s 7th Annual Agriculture (Ag) Day

As we end the celebration of our 75th Anniversary, Jackson EMC recently sponsored and participated in Madison County’s 7th Annual Agriculture (Ag) Day, an event recognizing and celebrating agriculture.

“Madison County’s economy is predominantly sustained through agriculture, and Jackson EMC was formed, in part, by the people of the county, to bring electricity to rural homes and farms,” says Jean Mullis, Neese District manager.

“Agriculture is our state’s oldest and largest industry, providing nearly $71 billion a year to the economy,” added State Senator Frank Ginn. “Electricity truly helped revolutionize the poultry industry, a huge component of agriculture.”

Marketing Member Service Representative Brian Patton presented Power Town demonstrations for the younger attendees. Power Town is a tabletop model with low voltage, energized overhead and underground lines.

He explained how linemen help the community by keeping the power on and restoring service when power goes out. These hands-on demonstrations educate the public, share safety information and create an overall awareness of the power industry

Ag Day also featured live animal exhibits, a working sawmill, an FFA plant sale, homemade foods and pony rides, as well as a tractor and equipment parade, offering something for everyone.