Farmer-Neighbor Dinner 2012

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Event Date(s): Wed, 04/25/2012 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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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 First Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner on Wednesday, April 25 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 6360 Rt. 242, Ellicottville.

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 guest speaker will be Philip Gottwals of Agricultural & Community Development Services, LLC.  Gottwals was the consultant for the county's Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan.

The evening will begin at 5:30pm with agricultural-related vendor displays and appetizers.  Dinner will begin at 6:45pm, followed by the speaker and awards.

The event's premier sponsor is Lamb & Webster of Springville.

Reservations for the dinner are due no later than April 6 and can be made by contacting Deb Miller at 716-938-2318 or by e-mail at DeborahMiller [at] cattco [dot] org

This event will be held at:

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
6360 Rt. 242
Ellicottville, NY 14731
United States
Phone: 716-938-2318
42° 17' 7.2168" N, 78° 39' 29.8368" W
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