DATE: November 17, 2022
TIME: 5:00 - 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Eden Resort & Suites
COST: $65 Members ($75 Future Members)
For more than 40 years the Lancaster Chamber has hosted an annual Agriculture Industry Banquet – bringing together the region’s top leaders in the agricultural industry. From agribusiness to producers, from insurance to parts & equipment – the Ag Industry Banquet has become a celebration of agriculture as one of Lancaster County’s top economic drivers and showcases not only the elements to be celebrated, but often, plays as an inspirational or learning experience for attendees and an opportunity to elevate the agribusiness network that makes Lancaster so unique.
To top it off – this year, the Lancaster Chamber is celebrating its 150th Anniversary. Agribusiness has not only been an integral part of our history – but is an important part of our future.
Agriculture Industry Banquet will be chock full of your favorite moments:
- Celebrate Lancaster County agriculture and agribusiness and its impact on the last 150 years of Lancaster’s business history.
- Honor a George C. Delp Award recipient and our Century Farm Award.
- Be inspired by a keynote speaker.
- Support the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Lancaster County business alongside the Lancaster Chamber!
Meet the speaker!
John Piotti , President , American Farmland Trust
John Piotti has worked at the forefront of sustainable agriculture since the early 1990s, first in Maine, and now nationally.
In 2016, he became President of American Farmland Trust, bringing new energy to this storied organization that launched the conservation agriculture movement.
Under John’s leadership, AFT has engaged in the most comprehensive study of American land use ever conducted, helped secure billions of dollars in federal funding to protect farmland and promote climate-smart agriculture, and launched new initiatives that advance regenerative farming practices and support next generation farmers.
Prior to joining AFT, John served as President of Maine Farmland Trust, which during his tenure became recognized as one of the most innovative and impactful farm-support groups in the nation.
John has also served in the Maine State Legislature, where he chaired the Agriculture Committee and was later elected House Majority Leader.
In 2013, John was named to Maine Magazine’s inaugural list of one of the 50 people who have done the most for the state.
In 2005, he received a prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship, which he used to study agricultural policy in Europe.
John holds three degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: in engineering, public policy, and systems management.
More information on content and celebration to come!
If you are interested in supporting the Ag Industry Banquet via sponsorship, download the guide or contact [email protected]
To nominate an outstanding individual - for the George C. Delp Award - who works to better the agriculture industry across Lancaster County - CLICK HERE!