Johnson Club of the Finger Lakes Annual Predictions Dinner

by Alumni Affairs & Development (AA&D)


Wed, 14 Nov 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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235 S Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

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November 14 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Coltivare |  235 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca
Join Mark W.Nelson, Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the Johnson Club of the Finger Lakes for the annual Ithaca Predictions Dinner. Celebrate the strength and vitality of the Johnson and Cornell Alumni network, and share in a specially prepared farm-to-table dinner featuring wine, hard cider, and beer all locally crafted by Cornell affiliated family-run businesses!

The Future of Agribusiness in Central New York

A panel discussion moderated by Daniel Van Der Vliet, John and Dyan Smith Executive Director of Family Business, Smith Family Business Initiative, will feature successful agribusiness entrepreneurs who will discuss the challenges and joys of creating, managing, and growing multi-generational family businesses from the ground up. They will also share what the future holds for the craft beverage industry. Is it at its peak, or is it just beginning? Our panelists will share their predictions.

David DeFisher, founder and owner, Apple Country Spirits and Rootstock Ciderworks, and owner, DeFisher Fruit Farms
Luke DeFisher, BS '13, cidermaker, Apple Country Spirits
Meaghan Frank, BS '11, MPS '16, general manager, Dr. Konstantin Frank's Winery


$55 - alumni and guests
$40 - current students

Fees include hors d'oeuvre reception, beer and wine tastings, and dinner.

The dress for this event is business casual.

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235 S Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

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Co-hosted with: Smith Family Business Initiative

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