b'AGRICULTUREGrady Growna Farm-to-Table ExperienceAnnual Event Showcases Communitys Agricultural Industryhe second annual Grady Grown dinner was a southern feast. The four-course meal was planned, T prepared, and served by culinary arts students from Cairo High School (CHS). The menu included local ingredients harvested and produced in Grady County, starting with an assortment of hors doeuvres, including fried okra with hot sauce, corn muffins topped with barbecue pulled pork, and sweet pepper jelly crostini.The salad medley was a mixture of roasted potatoes, field peas, corn, tomatoes, onions, and microgreens, drizzled with pecan truffle oil.This is our second year catering theFor the main course, guests selectedGrady Grown dinner. We have developed between pork skin crusted chickenlocally grown products into a farm-to-with roasted potatoes or beef tenderloin medallions and mushroomtable style menu. orzo.- WHITNEY BROWNWhile using a few southern favorites, the dessert was a pear and pecan tart topped with home-churned ice cream and dusted with powdered sugar. This is our second year catering the Grady Grown dinner, says Whitney J. Brown, Cairo County High School culinary arts instructor. We have developed locally grown products into a farm-to-table style menu. Showcasing the economic importance of agriculture in Grady Countywhich supports approximately 2,600 jobs and more than $288 million economic impactthe event also provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable culinary skills. Event production allows the Grady Grown: Pork skin crusted chicken with roasted potatoesstudents a real-world experience 14 SG MAGAZINE| FALL 2019 BUSINESS + CULTURE15'