2020 American Agriculture Appreciation Banquet

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Name: 2020 American Agriculture Appreciation Banquet
Date: March 9, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

MARCH 9, 2020
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 Recipient - Candace Lein

4-H  Agriculture Leader of the Year Award Recipients - Barbara J. Kasprowicz, DMV and Ted Lein

Outstanding FFA Senior Awards - Brady Patoka from Amherst High School, Alex Brzezinski from SPASH, and TBA from Rosholt High School

​Agri-Business Scholarship Recipients - Winners TBA

CLICK HERE FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - Application Deadline is Friday, February 28, 2020.

Outstanding Contribution to Agriculture Award - Cliff & Carole Gagas, Gagas Farms, Inc.

CLICK HERE FOR NOMINATION FORM - Application Deadline is Friday, February 14, 2020.

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

Dinner includes: Southwest Salad with Ranch & Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette Dressing, Spiced Molasses Glazed Chicken Breast, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans & Carrots, delicious Strawberry Torte 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: Candise Miller, Executive Director of the Farming for the Future Foundation

Candise Miller, Executive Director
Farming for the Future Foundation

Title of Presentation: "Exploring the Uncommon Ground: Farming for the Future Foundation"

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 Myers at 715-344-1940 or kmyers@portagecountybiz.com for additional information.

View photos below from 2019 event.

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

Date/Time Information:
6:00 - 6:30 pm
   Social (complimentary Hors
   d oeuvres, cash bar)
6:45 - 7:30 pm
   Dinner and featured keynote speaker 
7:30 - 8:30 pm
   Presentation of Awards


Contact Information:
Karen Myers 715-344-1940
Cost:  $30 per person
Tables of 8 will have reserved seating.

Reservations DUE by Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

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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