Cornell Club of the Greater Capital District
Annual Meeting and Dinner
with Special Guest Prof. Helene Dillard
When: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, beginning at 5:45 pm
Location: Altamont, NY
What: Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Cornell Club of the Greater Capital District with Special Guest Speaker Prof. Helene Dillard, Director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Where: Indian Ladder Farms, 342 Altamont Voorheesville Rd., Altamont, NY 12009
Who: Our guest speaker, Dr. Helene Dillard is, since 2002, the director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Prof. Dillard oversees 1,700 employees around the state, including about 500 educators. (Did you know that 2013 is also the 101st anniversary of the Cornell Cooperative Extension?) An expert on a host of agricultural issues, Prof. Dillard specializes in “rot”, that is, the biology, ecology and sustainable management of fungal pathogens of vegetable crops. She has promised to bring along “disease specimens.” Her program is living testament to the 150 years of good coming from Cornell’s 150-year status as the state’s Land Grant University.
This is sure to be a lively, informative event with a beautiful back drop. Annual meeting and club officer vote, too.
Timing: 5:45-7:00: Schmoozing; Optional hayride to orchard (weather permitting); Tasting of NYS wines with Harmony House (of Cohoes) (confirmed).
7:00: Buffet dinner, coffee and dessert featuring local farm produce. Vegetarian option(s) will be available.
7:20: Annual meeting/vote for officers (during meal)
7:30-8:30 (start concurrent with dessert and coffee) Dr. Helene Dillard – presentation and Q&A
Cost: $25.00 per participant
What about rain? Indoor seating accommodates up to 40 people. If the weather forecast is good and an outdoor event is permitted, we may open up additional registration in the days immediately preceding the event.
More event info: Cliff Rohde ’87 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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