5th Annual Farmer Neighbor Dinner Event


The many agricultural producers of Chautauqua County would like to share their passion for farming with neighbors and friends at the 5th Annual Farmer Neighbor Dinner. The public is invited to attend the upcoming Chautauqua County Farmer Neighbor Dinner on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at “The Grandview of Ellington”, 1116 West Hill Road, Ellington, NY. The program will begin at 5:00 pm with appetizers and an opportunity to visit with vendors. At 6:00 pm, enjoy the dinner buffet featuring local foods. Following dinner, award presentations to recognize local leadership, excellence, and innovation in agriculture will be presented. As a guest, you will be able to look forward to hearing from local 4-H, FFA, and Dairy Ambassador participants about their experiences within these programs.

Chautauqua County is rich in agriculture, and this event is an opportunity to celebrate our community’s farmers that work tirelessly to produce safe, wholesome food for all to consume. The Farmer Neighbor Dinner not only celebrates those in Chautauqua County that produce our food but also allows the community to form a relationship with them. What better way to become informed than to visit with those who work 365 days a year within the industry? This is an opportunity for the community to immerse themselves within the agricultural world. Bring your family, and enjoy a delicious, local meal.

Dinner for the evening will feature locally grown food products that are prepared and served by Robert Cross and his staff of 3-C’s Catering of Kennedy, NY.

This event is a collaboration between Farm Credit East, Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District, Chautauqua County Farm Bureau, Western New York Crop Management Association, Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Development, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County, with support from many local farms and businesses.

Tickets have not increased in price from previous years and are available for $20 per person by contacting Hailey Brown at the Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District, Jamestown (716) 664-2351 Ext 120 or hbrown@soilwater.org. To help sponsor the program with a monetary donation, local food donation, or if your organization or business wishes to exhibit, please contact Lindsay Eckman, at 1-800-929-2144 Ext 2518 or lindsay.eckman@farmcrediteast.com.

Chautauqua County is home to over 1,225 farms that produce a diverse offering of grapes, milk, meat, crops, produce, honey, maple syrup, and more! Along with the many agribusinesses and support agencies that serve our farm families, agriculture is responsible for an economic impact of over $300 million. Our community is fortunate to enjoy rural landscapes that are preserved by our farming operations along with access to wholesome, locally produced foods and fiber.

We welcome you and your family to join us on the evening of Tuesday, August 23rd for this celebration of agriculture at the 5th Annual Chautauqua County Farmer Neighbor Dinner and program! Call to reserve your tickets soon, as a limited number of tickets will be available.