A Celebration of Christmas and Community Resilience

Case IH and Farm Journal join businesses and community leaders in Mayfield, Ky., to bring hope and new light to the most wonderful time of the year.

Lenexa, Kan., (Nov. 28, 2022) On Dec. 10, 2021, residents of Mayfield, Ky., were doing the things many communities do during the holiday season — making arrangements and plans, finalizing travel, shopping and getting together with friends and family. But traditions were cast aside, and life was forever altered when one of the most severe tornadoes in the Commonwealth’s history bore down on the town and surrounding county. In a matter of minutes, the town and its people were left to pick up the pieces and begin the process of rebuilding while the rest of the country celebrated the close of the year.

As the one-year anniversary of the tornado approaches and the community continues to rebuild, Case IH and Farm Journal want the people of Mayfield to know that they haven’t been forgotten. Residents and others impacted by the storm are invited to a “Christmas Comeback” celebration with friends, family and the ag community hosted by Tyne Morgan, host of U.S. Farm Report, and Clinton Griffiths, host of AgDay. The community will enjoy singing Christmas carols with American Idol finalist Alex Miller and other holiday activities.

“We are honored to join the Mayfield community this Christmas season to celebrate the hope and resilience they have shown,” said Charlene Finck, president of Farm Journal. “We are proud to have a partner like Case IH that recognizes Christmas is the season of giving and gladly came on board for this event, but even more proud to serve a town and its people that so clearly deserve support from the entire agriculture community.”

The “Christmas Comeback” event is set for Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, at H&R AgriPower in Mayfield. From 5:00-7:30 p.m., Copeland’s Smash Burgers food truck will be on-site, as well as cookie decorating with Sprinkled Sweet, hayrides, hot chocolate and pictures with Santa. Local businesses have been crucial in putting this event together. From decorating and logistics to food and activities, the event was inspired to not only provide a boost to the community’s spirits but to support local businesses who have also weathered the storm.

“The Case IH team is proud to support this event celebrating the strength and perseverance of the Mayfield community,” said Traci Rodemeyer, marketing communication manager for Case IH. “With great partners, generous volunteers and lots of teamwork, our goal is to bring light and smiles this holiday season.”

The “Christmas Comeback” is a holiday celebration, but also a celebration of the resilience and commitment of the people of Mayfield who continue to rebuild their community. For more information please visit: https://fs9.formsite.com/z8JCG8/uifbzlwvxi/index.html.

About Farm Journal

Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 146 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile-text-marketing business; and an array of data-driven, paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. Trust In Food is a Farm Journal initiative dedicated to accelerating the adoption of climate-smart and regenerative agriculture in ways that work for producers and enhance connection to consumers. In 2010, the company established the non-profit, public charity, Farm Journal Foundation, dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.

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