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Steers and Cheers dinner and auction offers unique opportunity to support local agriculture and scholarships for future Agribusiness Technology students at PCC

Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018
by Elizabeth Townsend

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Steers and Cheers LogoInterested in an evening in the country enjoying local beef, regional beer and wine, Poulet Rouge Chicken, grilled goat and other local farm flavors? Caswell Local Foods Council, Piedmont Progressive Farmers Group, and Piedmont Community College (PCC) invites you to attend the inaugural Caswell Steers and Cheers event on Sunday, October 14 at the picturesque Carver Lake Venue.

This farm to table dinner will feature a cocktail hour with exciting tastings and a seated dinner with steamship Caswell roast beef, grilled NC “Poulet Rouge” chicken, and locally grown and prepared butternut squash and sweet potato whip with sage, chile roasted corn salad, Shitake mushroom and rice, and French ratatouille. To top off the evening, a blueberry cobbler and chocolate burr bars will be served for dessert.

If you can almost taste these delightful dishes, as well as the available regionally-based beer and wine, you should get your tickets now before the limited seating is sold out! Tickets are $75 per person and available at www.eventbrite.com and search “Steers and Cheers”.

In addition to the amazing cuisine and setting, Steers and Cheers offers the opportunity to learn more about local agriculture while also supporting the future farming success with student scholarships for PCC’s new Agribusiness Technology program.

Following the dinner, there will be a lively raffle with enviable equipment every farmer and weekend gardener will aspire to take home. In celebration of a wonderful evening, dancing and music will close out the event under the stars at Carver Lake Venue (www.carverlakevenue.com).

Proceeds from the 2018 Caswell Steers and Cheers event will benefit Caswell Local Foods Council, Piedmont Progressive Farmers Group, and Piedmont Community College, three local organizations working together to ensure a thriving future for Caswell County and North Carolina agriculture.

To participate in this memorable event, purchase your table sponsorship or tickets at www.eventbrite.com and search “Steers and Cheers”.

About Caswell Local Foods Council
The mission of Caswell Local Food Council is to increase consumer access to and knowledge of fresh and nutritious foods and to build a food economy. This provides greater food security for all in Caswell County by circulating money from local farmer food sales, creating jobs and prosperity. Visit www.caswelllocalfoods.org/ to learn more.

About Piedmont Progressive Farmers Group
Under-served farmers continue to have trouble accessing profitable markets in North Carolina. The Piedmont Progressive Farmers Group aims to support these farmers and support the communities that they are a part of. They do this by promoting sustainable and diverse farming through education, training, technical assistance, and marketing. Learn more at www.ppfgco-op.com/.

About Piedmont Community College’s Agribusiness Technology program
PCC’s Agribusiness Technology makes its debut in Fall 2018 (pending SACSCOC approval). This program, based on the College’s Caswell County Campus and serving both Caswell County and Person County communities, will prepare students for employment in a variety of agribusiness jobs. Students will experience hands-on learning as they discover the fundamentals of agriculture. Visit www.piedmontcc.edu/agribusiness to learn more about this program.