2014 Farmer Neighbor Dinner Announced

News from Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, Posted on Wed, 01/29/2014 - 3:05pm
Some of the people at the 2013 Farmer-Neighbor Dinner, West Valley Fire Hall

Some of the people at the 2013 Farmer-Neighbor Dinner, West Valley Fire Hall

Musicians performing at the 2013 Farmer-Neighbor Dinner
Mauve, of the Health Department, at the Farmer-Neighbor Dinner
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties
Farm Credit East

The Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, along with the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, the Cattaraugus County Farm Bureau, the Cattaraugus County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board will host the Third Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the West Valley Fire Hall, 9091 Route 240, West Valley, NY.

Cattaraugus County is home to a vibrant and diverse agricultural industry. Good communication is essential to developing and maintaining good relationships between farm and non-farm neighbors. This event is a way to bring the County’s farmers and their neighbors together for a night of fellowship and understanding. It will also be a way for the County’s farmers and businesses to showcase what they have to offer each other.

The evening will begin at 5:30 pm with agricultural-related exhibitor displays and appetizers

Sponsors already committed for this event include:

  • Allegany Co-Op Insurance Co.
  • Ortel Supply Inc.
  • Farm Credit East
  • Seneca Trail RC&D
  • Perry Veterinary Clinic, PLLC
  • Carolina Easter-Crocker, LLC

Door prizes committed as of February 21, 2014:

  • Seneca Allegany Casino
  • Cutco
  • RTI Auctions

Local Foods Dinner will begin at 6:45 pm, followed by the speaker and awards.

Speaker for this year's event will be Patrick Hooker and his topic will be "Agricultural Opportunities to Boost the Upstate Economy"

Any business that wishes to become a sponsor of the event or exhibitor should contact Deb Miller at 716-938-2318 or by email at deborahmiller [at] cattco [dot] org.

Reservations for the dinner are due no later than March 28, 2014 and can be made by contacting Deb Miller at 716-938-2318 or by email at deborahmiller [at] cattco [dot] org. Cost of the dinner is $20 per person and reservations must be made prior to the event. Tickets will not be sold at the dinner.

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