The award-winning event will be on July 12
The third annual Farm to Fork & So Much More Tour and Dinner will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018. The event is a fundraiser for the Ag in the Classroom program and high school senior scholarships hosted by Butler County Farm Bureau Association. BCFBA is a non-profit organization made up of farmers and ranchers and their families who work hard to feed the world and educate consumers on behalf of their industry.
The Farm to Fork Tour and Dinner invites consumers from all over to Butler County farms and ranches to meet the families entrusted to raise the food we all eat. It's a one on one, ask direct questions experience.
The delicious lunch, the mixer, and the dinner are all locally sourced foods.
Last year the event won the Kansas New Horizons Award and received the County of Excellence Award for the American Farm Bureau Federation, a national award.
The following is an overview of this year’s event.
Farm & Ranch Tour
9 a.m., Charter buses leave Fulton Valley Farms to tour a peach and apple orchard, hay production and farming, and Incorporating Ag into Elementary Education.
The Best of Butler Lunch catered by Pear Tree Catering.
Board the buses to continue the scenic tour and Flint Hills ranching operation. Pasture Picnic with relaxing musical interlude with wine tasting and ending at a livestock auction.
Farmer and Foodie Mixer
5:30 p.m., hors d’oeurves, Grace Hill Winery and Walnut River Brewery.
The Bounty of Butler Feast
6 p.m. at Fulton Valley Farms
Executive Chef John Michael and the Butler Community College Culinary and Hospitality Institute prepare locally produced foods for the event.
For tickets and more information, contact the Farm Bureau Association at 316 320 3166 or email: ButlerFB@KFB.org.
Farm and Bureau Tour Tickets include luxuary charter bus transportation and delicious catered lunch. $40 per person.
Dinner ticket includes mixer with hors d’oeuvres, Trade Show with prizes and drawings, and the Bounty of Butler Feast. $45 per person.
Full event passes, $75 per person.
BCFBA members discount full event pass, $50.
Tickets may also be purchased through Eventbrite.com.