Photos From the CCACC Grand Opening Celebration

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The Grand Opening Celebration of the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center (CCACC) on March 25, 2017 was a huge success with an estimated crowd of 1,500 in attendance. The event kicked off with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony then visitors enjoyed over 80 indoor and outdoor exhibits highlighting local farms, farmers’ markets, sustainable agriculture, agricultural support and advocacy, agribusiness, beekeeping, livestock, forestry, green industry, wildlife, conservation, and much more. The event also offered Educational Sessions, Cooking Demonstrations, and Building Tours. Food trucks and live music kept the crowds fed and entertained. The event was sponsored by the Chatham County Farm Bureau.

Click here to view a slideshow featuring over 90 photos from the Grand Opening Celebration. (Click on the first photo then click on icon in the bottom right of the screen if you want to enlarge the photo.)

Exhibitors inside the Conference Center Exhibit Hall.

Exhibitors inside the Conference Center Exhibit Hall. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Jennifer Howard of Buck Naked Farm was one of the outside exhibitors.

Jennifer Howard of Buck Naked Farm was one of the outside exhibitors. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Extension Dairy Agent Marti Day brought her Jersey cow Milkshake with bull calf Frosty to exhibit.

Extension Dairy Agent Marti Day brought her Jersey cow Milkshake with bull calf Frosty to exhibit. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Click here to view a slideshow featuring over 90 photos from the Grand Opening Celebration. (Click on the first photo then click on icon in the bottom right of the screen if you want to enlarge the photo.)

The CCACC houses the offices of Chatham County Cooperative Extension, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation, and the NC Forest Service. The event facilities provide year-round meeting and workshop space for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, natural resources, family and consumer science, and youth programs. The CCACC is also available for rental by organizations and individuals for all types of events, including conventions, trade shows, weddings, workshops and banquets. It is the largest flexible meeting space in the county.