FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2016
MEMPHIS, TN --- Agricenter International hosted their second “Feast on the Farm” fundraiser at the ShowPlace Arena on Friday June 17, 2016. It was an evening of country charm and farm-to-table fare featuring produce from Agricenter's Farmer's Market and the area's finest chefs. That evening, 350 attendees and 20 volunteers enjoyed live entertainment, dancing, and silent and live auctions.
Over $65,000 gross income was raised which netted Agricenter International over $50,000 for their educational programs that are offered free to students. Annually over 4,000 students are educated at Agricenter to learn about agriculture and where their food and fiber come from.
John Butler, President-Elect of Agricenter International, stated, “I am so pleased at the outcome of this second fundraiser for education and want to thank the chefs, our Farmer’s Market vendors, sponsors, and staff for their contributions.”
Photos from the evening can be viewed (and freely used by the media) here: www.agricenter.org/feast
If you did not make the event, but would still like to contribute, please visit www.agricenter.org to do so.