A retirement party was held Saturday evening for longtime Long Island Farm Bureau executive director Joe Gergela.
Mr. Gergela, who was born in Greenport and held the post for 26 years, grew up farming in Jamesport with his grandfather, mother and father.
The 58-year-old told The Suffolk Times in April that he was stepping down at the end of the year. His retirement party was held at Duckwalk Vineyards in Southold.
See photos from the event below. Read more about Mr. Gergela’s career here.