The Annual Chamber Agricultural Brunch is being sponsored by Columbia County Farm Bureau and Columbia County Chamber of Commerce,  which will be held on Thursday, March 28 at Helsinki Hudson from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about agricultural businesses, network and taste some great local fare. 

The Agricultural Brunch has become the premier event for county residents who are involved in or concerned with our local farms and food system. This year’s brunch will again offer people a chance to network and learn what is happening on the agricultural scene.

The program this year is titled “Farms: Growing Our Local Economy”.  The speakers will be Linda Fix, Fix Bros Fruit Farm; Will Yandik, Green Acres Farm; Jim Davenport, Toll Gate Holsteins; Lloyd Vaill, Jr, Lo-Nan Farm and Phil Trowbridge, Trowbridge Farms. Master of Ceremonies is Todd Erling of Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation.

The Agricultural Brunch will be held on Thursday, March 28 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. The event will be held at Helsinki Hudson located at 405 Columbia Street in Hudson. The cost is $18. Please contact the Chamber at (518) 828-4417 for reservations by March 22.

Sponsors of this event are Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation, Columbia Land Conservancy, Farm Credit East, ACA  and Hawthorne Valley Association.

Sponsoring all events throughout the year are Major Sponsors: A. Colarusso & Son,  E.P. Nevins Insurance, Inc., First Niagara Bank and Kinderhook Bank.  Media Sponsors are Chatham Courier/Register-Star, Clear Channel Radio, Berkshire Homestyle and Midhudsonmedia.

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