The festival will feature two live music acts, hayrides, farm demonstrations and fishing.
Miller has always been a believer in the benefits- both economic and medical- of cannabis, so it wasn’t a big surprise to her friends that industrial hemp is the cornerstone of her business plan for Crescere, the 762-acre Madison County farm she acquired in early 2019 fro the Fisher family, who for several generations had used the property to raise crops and cattle.
Since purchasing the farm, Miller has been using the property to grow hemp and has developed a sustainable farm operation with beehives, vegetables and a small cattle herd. Her plan is to eventually develop the site as a resort for retreats and “glamping.”
Troy Coppage, chief of the Madison County Volunteer Fire Department sees the fundraiser as a win for both the first responders and the community. The fire department will also use the event for community education and has plans to hold a fire safety demonstration. With the fundraising festival falling at the beginning of Fire Safety Week, Coppage plans to use the platform to review safety with the community.
“We are grateful for Barbara’s generosity,” said Coppage. “She is putting a lot of effort into this. Fundraising is important for us and we are really honored and appreciative of her efforts.”
Tickets for the event are $20 for individuals. Sponsorships are also available at several levels from $400 – $1000. For more information about the Madison County Emergency Services Fundraising Festival go to www.crescerefarm.com