WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Farm-City Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing links between farm families and urban residents, has launched a Facebook page supporting the mission of the organization. The Facebook page provides information and visuals from local Farm-City organizations and allows them to share these activities with other local units and urban viewers.

"As the social media are playing an increasingly important role in fostering better communication between rural and urban citizens, it's fundamental to use these mediums to communicate to our core audiences," says Hugh Whaley, chairman of the National Farm-City Council.

Local and regional Farm-City organizations are urged to link to the Facebook page with information, pictures and videos on their activities and programs. Others are encouraged to visit the site to discover what the various Farm-City units are doing to tell the story of agriculture to urban residents.

To go to the site, visit www.facebook.com and search for "National Farm-City Council." Click "Like" at the top of the page.

If you are not yet signed up for Facebook, go to www.facebook.com; to fill out the form and follow the rest of the instructions to create a profile. Then follow the instructions above to go to the National Farm-City Council site.

For more information on the National Farm-City Council Facebook page, contact Holly Fritz at 610.621.2253 or holly.fritz@hbfritz.com

The Farm-City Council works with local organizations with educational programs about people who grow their food.

For those interested in organizing a local Farm-City event, go to the National Farm-City Web site at www.farmcity.org or call 202.406.3706.

The National Farm-City Council is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Service Code.