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Allegany County CCE Offers 6th Annual Farm to Table Dinner

BELMONT, NEW YORK – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County’s Agriculture Program is excited to announce the 6th Annual Allegany County Farmer Neighbor Dinner to be held Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Lake Lodge located at 6107 Terbury Road in Alfred Station.

The evening hosted by: CCE of Allegany County; Soil & Water Conservation District; Natural Resource Conservation Service; Farm Service Agency; & Farm Bureau will begin at 5:30 pm with Hors d’oeuvre, Cash Bar and Agricultural Business Exhibits. A great opportunity to browse while engaging with members of the farming community.

You will experience a gourmet Farm to Table dinner showcasing locally grown and raised products exquisitely prepared by ACES Catering. Followed by our keynote speaker, Tony Shelton, PhD. International Professor of Entomology, Cornell University. The development of the first genetically engineered (GE) product in 1978 (insulin) relied on fundamental discoveries in basic biology. GE techniques are now commonly used to develop products for medicines, fuels, agriculture and other areas affecting our daily lives. This talk will provide an overview of genetic engineering and how it is being used in agriculture.

We hope you will consider joining us for the evening and supporting agricultural education in Allegany County. Pre-registration is required. There is a fee for the dinner program, please contact Lynn Bliven, Allegany County Cooperative Extension at 585-268-7644 ext. 18, or by email for details.

The Allegany County Farmer Neighbor Dinner is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County (CCE-Allegany). The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. For more information, call 525-268-7644 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.