Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today announced the dates and locations for the twelfth annual Fourth Congressional District Agriculture and Industry Tour. Taking place on Thursday, November 10th and Friday, November 11th the event will highlight businesses in Cullman and Walker Counties of Alabama.
Among the business and sites Congressman Aderholt and tour participants will visit are: in Cullman, Cullman Cabinet and Supply, Gold Vine Farms and Stone Bridge Farms; in Jasper, Smith Dam and Hydroelectric Facility; in Bremen, HH Technologies; and in Hanceville, the Burrow Museum for the Fine and Performing Arts at Wallace State Community College.
"North Alabama's various industries, small businesses and agriculture have a vital impact on our region and I believe it is important to support and learn as much about them as possible," said Aderholt. "In addition to being a wonderful learning experience for me, this tour also gives me the opportunity to meet and visit with constituents from across the district. I encourage anyone who has an interest in participating to call the Cullman district office for further details."
"From farms to fine arts, each of these locations is an example of the economic impact being made in the Fourth Congressional District and the great state of Alabama. At each stop we will take a walking tour and receive an overview of the business at that location. I look forward to another successful, engaging tour."
The Fourth Congressional District Agriculture and Industry tour visited sites in Marshall and DeKalb counties in 2010, Walker county in 2009, Marshall and DeKalb counties in 2008, and Cullman and Winston counties in 2007. Congressman Aderholt hosted the very first Ag and Industry tour in 2000 in Blount, Marshall and DeKalb counties.
The Agriculture and Industry Tour is open to anyone who would like to attend, however space is limited. Anyone interested in attending should contact Jennifer Taylor in the Cullman District Office at (256) 734-6043. The registration fee for the two-day event, which includes transportation, dinner and lunch, is $100, or $50 for only one day.
Aderholt currently serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security for the powerful House Appropriations Committee, is a member of the Committee's Commerce, Justice and Science; and Agriculture Subcommittees, and also serves on the Helsinki Commission.
For more information about Aderholt's work in Congress visit www.aderholt.house.gov.