Celebrating Agriculture in Chautauqua County

Celebrating Agriculture in Chautauqua County

Celebrating Agriculture in Chautauqua County

Farmer Neighbor Dinner Tickets Available

Jamestown, NY (March 24, 2016) Local agriculturalists from throughout Chautauqua County would like to share their passion for farming with neighbors and friends at the 1st Annual Farmer Neighbor Dinner. The community is invited to attend the upcoming Chautauqua County Farmer Neighbor Dinner on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at St. John’s Church, 270 Newton Avenue in Jamestown, NY. The program will begin at 5:30 pm - vendors & appetizers; 6:30 pm - dinner buffet featuring local foods; and 7:30 pm - guest speaker & awards to recognize local leadership, excellence and innovation in agriculture.

A diverse group of agriculture industry representatives involved in producing grapes, milk, meat, crops, maple and vegetables will gather for this event to recognize the importance of agriculture in Chautauqua County and to honor our industry leaders. Local non-farm neighbors are invited to attend to learn more about the farm families involved in agriculture who produce our high quality, fresh foods for all of us to enjoy.

Open communication is essential to developing and maintaining good relationships among farm and non-farm neighbors in our communities. This 1st Annual Farmer Neighbor Dinner will bring farm families and their neighbors together for an evening of fellowship and understanding.

The delicious dinner will feature locally produced food products, specially prepared by Robert Cross and his staff of 3-C’s Catering of Kennedy, NY. The menu will include foods grown by local farmers in Chautauqua County.

The highlight of the event will include our invited speaker, Commissioner Richard A. Ball, from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, Albany, NY. A native New Yorker, Mr. Ball has spent his entire life in agriculture. Commissioner Ball will share information on the highlights of the efforts of the NYS Department of Agriculture to ensure the continued success of New York State’s agricultural community and bringing safe, nutritious food to New York residents and around the world.

Tickets for this upcoming Chautauqua County Farmer Neighbor Dinner are now available for $20 per person or $25 per person at the door on April 5th.

The number of tickets are limited, so be sure to purchase your tickets now by contacting Ted Card, at Lakeview Gardens, Jamestown (716) 488-0859; Debra Kelley, at the Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District, Jamestown (716) 664-2351 Ext 102; Lindsay Eckman, at Farm Credit East, Mayville at (716) 753-2144: or Lisa Kempisty, at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County, Jamestown (716) 664-9502, Ext 203.

To help sponsor the program with a monetary donation, local food donation, or if your organization or business wishes to exhibit, please contact Lindsay Eckman, at 716-753-2144 or lindsay.eckman@farmcrediteast.com.

We welcome you and your family to join us on the evening of April 5th for this upcoming Farmer Neighbor Dinner and program!

The Farmer Neighbor Dinner is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua) in line with the County’s 20/20 Comprehensive Plan. CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Contact

Lisa Kempisty
Agriculture Community Educator (Dairy & Livestock)
ljk4@cornell.edu
716-664-9502 ext. 203

Last updated March 24, 2016