White Barn Project: FREE Outfits/Clothing Items for 4H and FFA Kids for Fair

The hard working folks at The White Barn Project have been busy collecting 4H and FFA clothing donations and are ready for their distribution dates this Friday (July 20) from 4 – 8 pm and this Saturday (July 21) from 8 am – 2 pm at the Nevada County Fairgrounds (Ponderosa Hall). They have white pants and shirts, boots, belts, 4H scarves/hats, FFA jackets and lots of items that will potentially fit our kids! For FREE! If you have 4H and FFA kids who need outfits or clothing items for the Fair, this is the place to visit on Friday or Saturday. Thank you, Soroptimist of Grass Valley, for this resource for our youth in agriculture! For more information, visit here

Categories: Nevada County Fair.

Donate Your 4H and FFA Clothes (The White Barn Project)

Do you have any 4H or FFA clothing donations or do you know someone who needs an outfit for Fair? Check out the article about The White Barn Project, a free clothing exchange to benefit all 4H and FFA families outfitting their kids for the Fair.   See below for donation days (days to drop off clothing) and distribution days (days to receive a uniform or clothing item). 

Donation Days (donate items):
Saturday, June 23, 9 – 11:30 in the Kmart Parking Lot (near entrance to the lot)
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am – 1 pm at the Interfaith Food Ministry in Grass Valley

Distribution Days (receive a uniform or clothing items):
Friday, July 20, 4 – 8 pm
Saturday, July 21, 8 am – 2 pm

For information, visit The White Barn Project Facebook page here

 

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Livestock Entry Deadlines and Last Call for Market Beef Entries

All livestock entry deadlines for market animals, all other livestock, and Ag Mechanics Auction for the 2018 Fair are now listed here. As a reminder, this Friday (April 6) is the last call for Market Beef entries! All entries need to be completed online, and we’re here to help with the process.

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Nevada Union FFA Greenhand/FFA Chapter Degree Ceremony

Thank you Nevada Union FFA for inviting Rea Callender, CEO of the Fairgrounds, to speak at last night’s Greenhand/FFA Chapter Degree ceremony. Congratulations to all the students who received their degrees, and thank you all for your hard work, for being excellent role models in your school, and for serving our community as representatives of youth in agriculture. You make us proud!

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Speaker Series: November 8

If you are a high school student and exhibited at this year’s Fair, you’re invited to attend the Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series beginning November 8. The series, which brings business education to high school students through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences, is held once a month. Each session lasts about an hour. Those who attend five of the six sessions can apply for one of two Foundation scholarships at the end of the school year.  For more information, email moc.r1532346504iaFyt1532346504nuoCa1532346504daveN1532346504@Oydn1532346504eW1532346504
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Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series

If you are a high school student and exhibited at this year’s Fair, you’re invited to attend the Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series beginning October 11. The series, which brings business education to high school students through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences, is held once a month. Each session lasts about an hour. Those who attend five of the six sessions can apply for one of two Foundation scholarships at the end of the school year.  For more information, email moc.r1532346504iaFyt1532346504nuoCa1532346504daveN1532346504@Oydn1532346504eW1532346504.
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Farm Day at the Nevada County Fairgrounds

We’re excited for the 3rd Annual Farm Day, happening on Thursday at the Fairgrounds! We’ll have almost 700 kids from area schools on the grounds to learn about agriculture in Nevada County, meet lots of animals, and, of course, meet some draft horses. Thank you to the Nevada County Resource Conservation District, the Nevada County Farm Bureau, and Bear River & Nevada Union FFA students for making this day possible!

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Sisters Win Large Animal Master Showmanship at Nevada County Fair

So many fun stories from the 2017 Fair! In the livestock area, sisters Maddie and Rylee Prechter both won Large Animal Master Showmanship. Maddie, 17, who attends Bear River High School and is part of the FFA program, won the FFA Large Animal Master Showmanship. Maddie also had the Reserve Champion for her ewe and her Angus heifer. Rylee, 14, who graduated from Magnolia and is now attending Bear River, won the 4-H Large Animal Master Showmanship. She also had the Supreme Champion steer. Both girls have been competing at the Nevada County Fair since they were five years old; and, according to their Mom, Michelle, “they are an amazing team, work great together and always help each other reach their goals.” Congratulations, Maddie and Rylee!
 
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Thank You for Supporting Local Youth in Agriculture

Wow! Together, this year’s Junior Livestock Auction and Ag Mechanics Auction grossed more than $586,000 (which includes $67,000 in bumps) for our local youth! Thank you to all the buyers and businesses for supporting Nevada County’s youth in agriculture and our next generation!
 
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