For Immediate Release - April 02, 2010

Agricultural Resources Commissioner Speaks at Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce Event

WHAT:

Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) Commissioner Scott Soares will be a guest speaker at the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry to discuss the growth of agri-tourism in Massachusetts, the business of farming, and the return on investment from supporting and growing the state's agricultural economy. Commissioner Soares will discuss current agricultural economic trends, regional agricultural partnerships and DAR business development services and outreach.

WHO:

DAR Commissioner Scott Soares

Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday

Ann Ormond, President Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Chuck Withee, Chair Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Mary Anne Clancy, Chair-Elect Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry

WHEN:

Wednesday April 7, 2010 Time: 7:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Mission Oak Grill, 26 Green Street, Newburyport

DIRECTIONS:

Take Route 95 to Exit 57, Route 113, heading to downtown Newburyport. Follow Route 113 for approximately 2.5 miles. Take left at stop light onto Green Street. Mission Oak Grill is just ahead on your left. Look for the green steeple.