Meetings Today: By Jeff Heilman

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Covering some 3,000 square miles an hour southeast of Pittsburgh, the Laurel Highlands boast Pennsylvania’s highest peaks, Frank Lloyd Wright masterworks and standout agritourism experiences.

Combining the latter two, Fish Hawk Acres, a collaboration of local sustainable farms, partners with Wright’s Kentuck Knob estate on a series of summer and fall farm-to-table dinners at the property, guided tours included.

Along with its versatile Executive Conference Center and four outdoor event spaces, the 318-room Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, fresh off a $30 million renovation, is home to the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond Lautrec restaurant. With its Moulin Rouge-inspired decor, this 96-seat gem, serving fine European-American cuisine with ingredients from the resort’s holistic garden and local farmers, accommodates large parties and groups of eight at the Chef’s Table. Groups also have chef-led cooking classes and private tastings of wines from the resort’s award-winning 21,000-plus bottle collection.

Hosting the annual Mother Earth News Fair each September, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, the state’s largest year-round resort, partners with nearby Slope View Farms to incorporate local produce into its extensive menus.

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