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Grand Opening Slated for Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center on March 25

March 15th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:02:35 +0000
From: Debra Henzey
Subject: Grand Opening Slated for Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center

Contact:  Sam Groce, 919-542-8202

Grand Opening Slated for Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center

Chatham County invites residents to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center (CCACC) on Saturday, March 25, from 10 am to 2 pm. The Chatham County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the free event.

The CCACC houses the offices of Chatham County Cooperative Extension, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation, and the Forest Service.

The event facilities provide year-round meeting and workshop space for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, natural resources, family and consumer science, and youth programs. However, the CCACC is available for rental by other organizations and individuals for all types of events, including conventions, trade shows, weddings, workshops and banquets. It is the largest flexible meeting space in the county.

The Grand Opening celebration will offer something for everyone.  The event will kick off with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10 am. Visitors can attend educational sessions in one of the meeting rooms or cooking demonstrations in Cooperative Extension’s new teaching kitchen. Guided tours will offer a glimpse of the new office space, exhibit hall, and meeting rooms.

The beautiful winning photos from the county’s Agricultural Photography Contest will be on display, showcasing our rich agricultural past, current and future.

More than 70 exhibitors will highlight local farms, farmers’ markets, sustainable agriculture, agricultural support and advocacy, agribusiness, beekeeping, livestock, forestry, green industry, wildlife, conservation, and much more. Visitors will get an up-close look at the Forest Service’s firefighting helicopter and meet Smokey the Bear.

Several food trucks will offer excellent options for lunch while live music entertains the crowd.

For more details, including the educational program schedule and a complete list of exhibitors, go to http://go.ncsu.edu/ccacc-opening

The CCACC is one mile west of the traffic circle at 1192 US 64 W Business in Pittsboro.

In keeping with the NC Public Records Law, e-mails, including attachments, may be released to others upon request for inspection and copying.

Debra Henzey
Chatham County Director of Community Relations
919-542-8258
Cell 919-548-4662

Tags: 27312 · Calendar · Pittsboro

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