2016 Farmer-Neighbor Dinner

News from Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, Posted on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 1:33pm

The 5th Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the West Valley Fire Hall, 9091 Route 240, West Valley, NY will be hosted by 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.

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 dinner is prepared from all locally grown items from around Cattaraugus County and surrounding areas.

The evening will begin at 5:30 pm with agricultural related exhibitor displays and appetizers. Dinner will begin at 6:45 pm, followed by presentation of awards to Farm of the Year, Friend of Agriculture and Conservation Farm of the Year. Evening will end with guest speaker, Richard Ball, Commissioner of Ag and Markets.

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 25, 2016 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.