Foundation to Host 10th Harvest Gala

Celebrating the future of Agriculture has long been the mission of the Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation and the organization’s 10th Annual Harvest Gala will do just that. Over the years, the Harvest Gala has brought together a broad audience of farm and business leaders, community members, and concerned citizens who share one goal – to provide a brighter future in the agricultural industry.

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The November 10th Harvest Gala will include traditional events such as silent and live auctions, a cocktail reception and harvest dinner provided by L.A. Gourmet Catering. The silent auction will feature Illini men’s basketball tickets, handmade jewelry, artwork, hunting items and nearly 50 other fantastic items. This year’s live auction will include a drone and multiple exclusive experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. You won’t want to miss the Gala’s fan favorite dessert auction! This perennial favorite will include delicious homemade treats sure to please your sweet tooth.

This year’s 1th Annual Harvest Gala will be held on November 10th 2017 at Pear Tree Estate, 2150 County Road 1000 East in Champaign, Illinois. The evening’s activities begin at 5:30 p.m. with the silent auction and cocktail reception followed by a dinner prepared by L.A. Gourmet to be served at 7:00 p.m. Tickets sales will begin soon at or by calling the Farm Bureau office at (217) 352-5235.

The Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation provides educational opportunities that impact the future of the food and agricultural industry in Champaign County, and around the world. Since its inception in 1986, the Foundation is proud to have provided over 395 Champaign County students the encouragement, and financial resources to succeed in college. In addition, the Foundation’s Ag in the Classroom program – Earth Partners, educates over 10,000 local students annually and helps to connect students to the food system while promoting agriculture’s importance in our local communities.

For more information regarding the Foundation, or our Harvest Gala, call us at (217) 352-5235.  For information regarding Gala Sponsorship or Item donation please see our Sponsor Guide: Gala sponsor 2017.