COBLESKILL, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties announces its annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 23, at Justine’s, 399 W. Main Street in Cobleskill. The reception begins at 6:00 p.m., dinner, and program to follow at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. The cost is $25 per person. Please RSVP by Friday, October 18 by registering at our website http://cceschoharie-otsego.org/ or call the Cobleskill office at 518.234.4303 (x111) or 518.296.8310 (x111).
Join us for great food and company, celebrating a year of empowering youth and association accomplishments in our communities. We are pleased to welcome Max Finberg, President and CEO of Growing Hope Globally, an Illinois based NFP whose mission is to link the grassroots energy and commitment of agricultural communities around the world with the capability and desire of smallholder farmers in developing countries to grow lasting solutions to hunger. Their work has implemented more than 169 Growing Projects in rural communities across the U.S., and, altogether, they have helped over two million hungry people around the world break the cycle of poverty and hunger by growing their own food.
Mr. Finberg has 25 years of experience working to end hunger and poverty in both the United States and around the world, most recently serving as a director of the United Nation’s World Food Program in Rome, Italy, the world’s largest humanitarian agency. In addition, Max has held senior positions with AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America, the domestic Peace Corps), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of State, and the White House, where he gained a deep understanding of sustainable agricultural development and worked to inspire and encourage faith leaders and others to end hunger. He holds a master’s degree in religious studies from Howard University’s School of Divinity and a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from Tufts University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties prior to Association Annual Meeting.
–CCE Schoharie and Otsego Counties
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