100th LEAF Workshop Celebration in Falconer

Date(s) - Tuesday, May 07, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Falcon's Nest


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program will hold a 100th LEAF Workshop Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 at the Falcon’s Nest, 2001 East Main St., Falconer.

The evening will feature a locally sourced meal, speakers, door prizes, and reflections on the LEAF (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) program. This event will be an opportunity for the community to celebrate agriculture, education, and local food.

In celebration of the LEAF program and the county’s agricultural industry, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County will bring together past participants, past instructors, and the general public to learn more about the program and hear from speakers.

Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Educator with CCE-Chautauqua, will share information about the program’s community impact and success stories, and will offer an update of the new Census of Agriculture information. Community partners will be on hand to share more about their organizations and resources.  

Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello will discuss updates from the county. Julia Freedgood, Assistant Vice President of Programs for the national organization, American Farmland Trust, will speak on the importance of preserving our rural landscapes and sustaining our agricultural industry. The Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Chris Watkins, will travel from Cornell University in Ithaca to share more about Cooperative Extension and Cornell University’s role in agriculture programming.