2018 American Agriculture Appreciation Banquet

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Name: 2018 American Agriculture Appreciation Banquet
Date: March 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, online registration for this event has been closed. Call 715-344-1940 for availability.
Event Description:

MARCH 12, 2018
The American Agriculture Appreciation Banquet supports the successes of agri-business in Portage County. 

Presentations are made to students and their leaders in categories including:

4-H Leadership in Agriculture Award -  Suzanna Viau

Outstanding FFA Senior Awards - Shelby Stuczynski-Amherst High School; Wyatt Stanislawski-Rosholt High School; and Justin Wisinski-SPASH

​Agri-Business Scholarship Recipients - Bailey Adams and Ellisa Frederickson


Outstanding Contribution to Agriculture Award - Hamerski Farms, Inc.


Location of Event:  Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, 1001 Amber Avenue, Stevens Point, WI (Expos 3A & 3B)

Dinner includes: Garden Salad with Choice of Dressing, Chicken Meredith (Herb Breaded Chicken Breast Pan-Seared with Sauce Supreme), Baked Potato, Seasonal Vegetable, Rolls with butter, delicious chocolate fudge cake for dessert and Coffee, Tea and Milk.

An assorted, complimentary appetizer buffet will also be served with items donated by our local Agri-Businesses.

(Vegetarian or Gluten Free Options available upon request)

Guest Speaker:

Layne Cozzolino, Executive Director of Farmshed

Layne's will be presenting "Food as the Connection to our Place".  Layne has been with Farmshed since 2009, first as a volunteer board member and program organizer. As a volunteer, she created Farmshed's EBT program at the Stevens Point Farmers Market. Layne was then hired as the organization's first employee in 2011 when they took over the former Sorenson's Garden Center in downtown Stevens Point. The Farmshed community had dreams of making it a community food center, and have since made that a reality. Layne has overseen Farmshed's growth and development into the region's leading local food organization She also holds a Masters Decree from UWSP in Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems.

Want to become further involved in the banquet? Program sponsorships for the American Agriculture Banquet are available in a variety of categories including in-kind donations.  Contact Karen Schanock at 715-344-1940 or kschanock@portagecountybiz.com for additional information.

View photos below from 2017 event.

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
1001 Amber Avenue
Stevens Point, WI

Date/Time Information:
6:00 - 7:00 pm
   Social (complimentary Hors
   d?oeuvres, cash bar)
7:00 - 8:15 pm
   Dinner and featured
   keynote speaker
8:15 - 8:45 pm
   Presentation of Awards


Contact Information:
Karen Schanock 715-344-1940
Cost:  $28 per person
Tables of 8 will have reserved seating.

Reservations DUE by Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

For requests on seating assignments, please list in Comments Section when registering.
If online registration is closed and you would like to register, please call our office at 715-344-1940 to check on availability.
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