GENEVA, N.Y. — After an unusual winter, and with spring around the corner, local agriculturalists would like to share their passion for farming with their neighbors and friends.
The community is invited to the Ontario County Agriculture Appreciation Celebration on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Club 86, 86 Avenue E, Geneva, NY. A diverse group of agriculture industry representatives will gather for this event to recognize the vital importance of agriculture in Ontario County and to honor industry leaders.
The evening begins at 6:00 pm with a social time and a chance to participate in a silent auction to benefit the 4-H Scholarship Fund. The banquet will follow with a buffet dinner, which will include a dessert table featuring Ontario County desserts and local Upstate-Niagara Cooperative Inc. milk.
Awards for leadership, excellence, and innovation in agriculture will be presented at the banquet including the Rodney Lightfoote Agricultural Viability and Innovation Award for Ontario County, Jackie Kunes Outstanding Woman in Agriculture; Paul and Peg Zimmerman Outstanding Young Farmer; Ralph Jerome Scholarship and Farm Bureau Citizenship Scholarships. A highlight this year will be a presentation by the families of Jackie Kunes, Paul and Peg Zimmerman, Ralph Jerome and Rodney Lightfoote sharing memories of their family member and how they shaped agriculture today in Ontario County.
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ontario County Farm Bureau and Ontario County Agricultural Enhancement Board are sponsoring the Agriculture Appreciation Celebration. The cost for the evening is $30.00 per person or $55.00 per couple. For more information and reservations contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 585-394-3977 x 427 or by email at email@example.com.
—Cornell Cooperative Extension
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