Annual Meeting new date 2018


104th Annual Mtg: Farms, Food, & Family

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Celebrate Farms, Food, and Family at Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s 104th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The event will take place at New Hope Community in Loch Sheldrake (GPS address: 870 State Route 52, Hurleyville) from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Snow date is December 19. Guests will receive themed giveaways.

Locally sourced dairy and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 pm and guests can bid in a silent auction of art and experiences until 6:10 pm. A Hudson Valley Catskills Taste NY Basket will be raffled off to benefit FarmHearts, a partnership to raise funds that support local family farms through mini-grant opportunities. Attendees can vote for candidates to fill open board of directors seats. The Annual Meeting begins at 6 pm, followed by a presentation by keynote speaker Philip Gottswals, managing director of Agricultural and Community Development Services Inc.

Phil will share his knowledge and experiences working on challenges and opportunities related to the big and small dairy industries, and their impacts on local communities, farms, and consumers.

The annual Friends of Extension and Farms, Food, & Family themed recognition will feature the following awardees:

  • Urban Agriculture Award: Evergreen Community and Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development for the Evergreen Community Garden
  • Partners in Agriculture Award: SUNY Sullivan and New Hope Community’s New Hope Farm
  • Family Nutrition Award: Sullivan County Public Health Services WIC Program
  • Farmers’ Market Promotion Award: Sullivan County Office for the Aging
  • Farm to School Award: Liberty Central School District and Food Service Director, Dara Smith
  • Non-Profit Partner of the Year: Action Toward Independence
  • Business Partner of the Year: Sullivan County Democrat
  • Volunteers of the Year: Richard & Jen Sheldon
  • Extension Professional of the Year: TBA

Ten “Unique & Antique” one-of-a-kind prize winners will be drawn at the close of the evening (tickets available online or in office; need not be present to win).

The CCESC 104th Annual Meeting is FREE to the public. Space is limited and registration is requested in advance online.

Contact the office if you have any special needs.



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Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County


New Hope Community
870 State Route 52
Hurleyville, NY 12747

Last updated November 30, 2018