Fairgrounds Foundation Begins Third Season of Speaker Series

Sue Ebeler, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs at UC Davis and Professor of Viticulture and Enology, spent part of this evening talking to local high school students as part of the third season of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series. This monthly series, which continues through May, provides business advice, tips and leadership experience to local high school students. Many thanks to Sue for sharing her time and advice with the students tonight!

Categories: Events, Nevada County Fairgrounds, and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Fairgrounds Foundation Hosts Third Season of Speaker Series

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 31, 2017

Contact: Rea Callender, CEO, Nevada County Fairgrounds
(530) 273-6217; moc.r1511597572iaFyt1511597572nuoCa1511597572daveN1511597572@aeR1511597572

Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation To Offer Third Season Of Speaker Series For Youth
Sue Ebeler, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs at UC Davis, to serve as first speaker

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation is launching its third season of the Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series. Set to begin November 8, the series brings business education – through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences – to local high school students. At each session students have an opportunity to hear about the speaker’s career path, how goals were achieved and obstacles overcome, insight regarding areas of expertise, and ask questions.

The series will feature six speakers, one each month, and will run through May. Speaker dates are November 8, January 17, February 21, March 14, April 11 and May 9.  Each session is about an hour.

The series is open to all high school Fair exhibitors, so all high school students who exhibited at this year’s Fair are invited to attend the speaker series. Those who attend five of the six speaker dates can apply for one of the two Fairgrounds Foundation scholarships offered at the end of the school year.

Sue Ebeler, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs at UC Davis and Professor of Viticulture and Enology, will serve as the first speaker in the series.  Additional speakers include Jerry Cirino of Cirino’s at Main Street, and Becky Bailey-Findley, Executive Director of California Fair Services Authority.

For information about the Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series, email moc.r1511597572iaFyt1511597572nuoCa1511597572daveN1511597572@noit1511597572adnuo1511597572F1511597572 or to RSVP for the November 8 speaker email moc.r1511597572iaFyt1511597572nuoCa1511597572daveN1511597572@Oydn1511597572eW1511597572

Fairgrounds Foundation Hosts Third Season of Speaker Series

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation is launching its third season of the Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series. Set to begin November 8, the series brings business education – through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences – to local high school students. At each session students have an opportunity to hear about the speaker’s career path, how goals were achieved and obstacles overcome, insight regarding areas of expertise, and ask questions.

The series will feature six speakers, one each month, and will run through May. Speaker dates are November 8, January 17, February 21, March 14, April 11 and May 9.  Each session is about an hour.

The series is open to all high school Fair exhibitors, so all high school students who exhibited at this year’s Fair are invited to attend the speaker series. Those who attend five of the six speaker dates can apply for one of the two Fairgrounds Foundation scholarships offered at the end of the school year.

Sue Ebeler, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs at UC Davis and Professor of Viticulture and Enology, will serve as the first speaker in the series.  Additional speakers include Jerry Cirino of Cirino’s at Main Street, and Becky Bailey-Findley, Executive Director of California Fair Services Authority.

For information about the Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series, email moc.r1511597572iaFyt1511597572nuoCa1511597572daveN1511597572@noit1511597572adnuo1511597572F1511597572 or to RSVP for the November 8 speaker email moc.r1511597572iaFyt1511597572nuoCa1511597572daveN1511597572@Oydn1511597572eW1511597572

Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

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.r1511597572iaFyt1511597572nuoCa1511597572daveN1511597572@Oydn1511597572eW1511597572
Categories: Events, Nevada County Fairgrounds, and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

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.r1511597572iaFyt1511597572nuoCa1511597572daveN1511597572@Oydn1511597572eW1511597572.
Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Caroline Beteta, CEO of Visit California, Featured Speaker at Speaker Series

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE • April 21, 2017

Contact: Jim Hawkeswood, President, Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation
        (530) 273-6217, ext. 219; moc.r1511597572iaFyt1511597572nuoCa1511597572daveN1511597572@noit1511597572adnuo1511597572F1511597572

Rea Callender, CEO, Nevada County Fairgrounds
        (530) 273-6217; moc.r1511597572iaFyt1511597572nuoCa1511597572daveN1511597572@aeR1511597572

Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series For Youth Wraps Up Its Second Season
Featuring Caroline Beteta, CEO of Visit California and California’s Director of Tourism

Caroline Beteta – President and CEO of Visit California, and the State of California’s Director of Tourism – spent Wednesday evening with local students from Bear River and Nevada Union high schools as the final guest speaker in the second season of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series. The series provides students an opportunity to hear about a speaker’s career path, how goals were achieved, insight regarding areas of expertise, and an opportunity for questions.

Beteta shared with students a typical “day in the life” – working with businesses, government, media and consumers – as the CEO of Visit California. She also shared words of advice, including to get involved (volunteer and take advantage of opportunities to gain experience), be persistent (it only takes one yes), never take no for an answer (you can always find another way), be authentic and true to yourself, find your strongest talents by trying a myriad of things, find a mentor, and dream big. She also reminded the students, regardless where they are in their school or career path, to “be the CEO of your own desk every day.”

In her dual capacity as CEO of Visit California and California’s Director of Tourism, Beteta is responsible for implementing Visit California’s $115 million global marketing program and serves as the lead spokesperson for California’s $126 billion travel industry.  Caroline has shepherded the growth of Visit California into a global marketing franchise, delivering millions of visitors and billions of dollars of economic growth to the state every year. She has received numerous awards for her creative work and leadership in the travel industry, including 2009 State Tourism Director of the Year, the Robert Mondavi Wine and Food Award in 2013, and the U.S Travel Hall of Leaders Award in 2016.

Caroline holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in Public Administration/Intergovernmental Affairs from the University of Southern California.  She has also completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Marketing Management Program.

Beteta and her husband, Art Whitney, are avid supporters of the Nevada County Fairgrounds and have children who were livestock exhibitors. Their generosity to the Nevada County Fairgrounds is evidenced by the naming of the livestock barn – Whitney Pavilion.

The Fairgrounds Foundation’s speaker series, which began in October, featured six speakers. The series, will start up again in October and high school students are invited to attend. 

Caroline Beteta, CEO of Visit California and the State of California’s Director of Tourism, spent Wednesday evening sharing her experience and words of advice with students from Nevada Union and Bear River. Caroline served as the final guest speaker in the second series of the Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series, which brings business education to local high school students.

Caroline Beteta, CEO of Visit California, Featured Speaker at Speaker Series

Caroline Beteta – President and CEO of Visit California, and the State of California’s Director of Tourism – spent Wednesday evening with local students from Bear River and Nevada Union high schools as the final guest speaker in the second season of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series. The series provides students an opportunity to hear about a speaker’s career path, how goals were achieved, insight regarding areas of expertise, and an opportunity for questions.

Beteta shared with students a typical “day in the life” – working with businesses, government, media and consumers – as the CEO of Visit California. She also shared words of advice, including to get involved (volunteer and take advantage of opportunities to gain experience), be persistent (it only takes one yes), never take no for an answer (you can always find another way), be authentic and true to yourself, find your strongest talents by trying a myriad of things, find a mentor, and dream big. She also reminded the students, regardless where they are in their school or career path, to “be the CEO of your own desk every day.”

In her dual capacity as CEO of Visit California and California’s Director of Tourism, Beteta is responsible for implementing Visit California’s $115 million global marketing program and serves as the lead spokesperson for California’s $126 billion travel industry.  Caroline has shepherded the growth of Visit California into a global marketing franchise, delivering millions of visitors and billions of dollars of economic growth to the state every year. She has received numerous awards for her creative work and leadership in the travel industry, including 2009 State Tourism Director of the Year, the Robert Mondavi Wine and Food Award in 2013, and the U.S Travel Hall of Leaders Award in 2016.

Caroline holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in Public Administration/Intergovernmental Affairs from the University of Southern California.  She has also completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Marketing Management Program.

Beteta and her husband, Art Whitney, are avid supporters of the Nevada County Fairgrounds and have children who were livestock exhibitors. Their generosity to the Nevada County Fairgrounds is evidenced by the naming of the livestock barn – Whitney Pavilion.

The Fairgrounds Foundation’s speaker series, which began in October, featured six speakers. The series, will start up again in October and high school students are invited to attend. 

Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series Features Anita Oberbauer

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 23, 2017

Contact: Jim Hawkeswood, President, Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation
        (530) 273-6217, ext. 219; moc.r1511597572iaFyt1511597572nuoCa1511597572daveN1511597572@noit1511597572adnuo1511597572F1511597572

        Rea Callender, CEO, Nevada County Fairgrounds
        (530) 273-6217; moc.r1511597572iaFyt1511597572nuoCa1511597572daveN1511597572@aeR1511597572

Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series Features Anita Oberbauer

Anita Oberbauer, Professor and Chair of the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, spent Wednesday evening with local students from Bear River and Nevada Union high schools as a guest speaker of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series.  The series, now in its second season, brings business education – through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences – to local high school students.

Oberbauer shared stories from her “long and winding road” that led to her career path. Words of advice included to stretch yourself and be daring (but be safe and wear protective armor); always seek balance and goals (don’t be afraid to ask for things, but also be willing to give); and never be afraid to recalculate (a career path isn’t always straight, so recalculate as necessary).  She also shared a quote from Louis Pasteur – “Chance favors the prepared mind; and opportunity favors the bold” – and encouraged students to be bold in their choices.

Oberbauer joined the UC Davis faculty in 1989, and was appointed as the Chair of the Department of Animal Science in 2009.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of California, Davis, and her Ph.D. in Animal Physiology at Cornell University. She also completed post-doctoral fellowships in Perinatal Biology at Loma Linda University and Biological Chemistry at University of California, Los Angeles. She was honored in 2002 with a prestigious UC Davis Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as the American Society of Animal Science Corbin Award in Companion Animal Biology (2004), the Distinguished Teacher Award for the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science (2006), and the Outstanding Mentor Award from the UC Davis Consortium for Women & Research (2011).  

The second season of the Speaker Series features six speakers, one each month, and will run through April.  Upcoming speakers include Caroline Beteta, CEO of Visit California; and Julie Baker, Executive Director of Center for the Arts.  

About the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation: The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s mission is to support and improve the community’s Fairgrounds, and to support youth in agriculture. For information, visit here.

Speaker Series - Anita Oberbauer (February 2016)

Anita Oberbauer, Professor and Chair of the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, spent Wednesday evening sharing her experience and words of advice with students from Nevada Union and Bear River. Anita served as a guest speaker at the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series, which brings business education to local high school students.

Speaker Series - Anita Oberbauer

Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series Features Anita Oberbauer

Anita Oberbauer, Professor and Chair of the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, spent Wednesday evening with local students from Bear River and Nevada Union high schools as a guest speaker of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series.  The series, now in its second season, brings business education – through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences – to local high school students.

Oberbauer shared stories from her “long and winding road” that led to her career path. Words of advice included to stretch yourself and be daring (but be safe and wear protective armor); always seek balance and goals (don’t be afraid to ask for things, but also be willing to give); and never be afraid to recalculate (a career path isn’t always straight, so recalculate as necessary).  She also shared a quote from Louis Pasteur – “Chance favors the prepared mind; and opportunity favors the bold” – and encouraged students to be bold in their choices.

Oberbauer joined the UC Davis faculty in 1989, and was appointed as the Chair of the Department of Animal Science in 2009.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of California, Davis, and her Ph.D. in Animal Physiology at Cornell University. She also completed post-doctoral fellowships in Perinatal Biology at Loma Linda University and Biological Chemistry at University of California, Los Angeles. She was honored in 2002 with a prestigious UC Davis Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as the American Society of Animal Science Corbin Award in Companion Animal Biology (2004), the Distinguished Teacher Award for the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science (2006), and the Outstanding Mentor Award from the UC Davis Consortium for Women & Research (2011).  

The second season of the Speaker Series features six speakers, one each month, and will run through April.  Upcoming speakers include Caroline Beteta, CEO of Visit California; and Julie Baker, Executive Director of Center for the Arts.  

About the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation: The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s mission is to support and improve the community’s Fairgrounds, and to support youth in agriculture. For information, visit here.

Speaker Series - Anita Oberbauer (February 2016)

Speaker Series - Anita Oberbauer

Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series Features Stephanie Ortiz

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 27, 2017

Contact: Jim Hawkeswood, President, Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation
(530) 273-6217, ext. 209; moc.r1511597572iaFyt1511597572nuoCa1511597572daveN1511597572@noit1511597572adnuo1511597572F1511597572

Rea Callender, CEO, Nevada County Fairgrounds
(530) 273-6217; moc.r1511597572iaFyt1511597572nuoCa1511597572daveN1511597572@aeR1511597572

Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series Features Stephanie Ortiz

“When finding a career path, be open to having a meandering path, but don’t blindly wander,” said Stephanie Ortiz, Executive Dean of the Nevada County’s Sierra College Campus, to a group of local high school students on Wednesday night. “Finding a career path is not always a straight line; it’s more of a meandering path with mistakes and learning opportunities along the way, and a path that allows you to look back with perspective.”

Ortiz addressed 20 students from Bear River and Nevada Union high schools as the guest speaker in the second season of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series. The series brings business education – through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences and advice – to local high school students.

Ortiz has been in education for more than 30 years at the community college and university levels.  She has served as the Executive Dean of Sierra College’s Nevada County Campus since 2009. Prior to that, she was the Dean of the Business and Technology Instructional Division.  She’s also taught in business at Sierra College, Mt. San Antonio Community College and California State University, Fresno.  Before beginning her career in education, she worked in human resources management for The Fresno Bee newspaper and General Dynamics, Pomona Division.

Ortiz discussed the opportunities available at Sierra College, the benefits of attending a community college, and the importance of exploring careers.  She also shared the “soft” skills – adaptability, analysis and solution mindset, collaboration, communication, digital fluency, entrepreneurial thinking, empathy, resilience, self-awareness, and social diversity awareness – necessary for today’s work force.   

The second season of the Speaker Series features six speakers, one each month, and will run through April.  Upcoming speakers include Anita Oberbauer, Professor and Chair of the Department of Animal Science, University of California Davis; and Caroline Beteta, CEO of Visit California.

About the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation: The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s mission is to support and improve the community’s Fairgrounds, and to support youth in agriculture. For information, visit  here.

Speaker Series - Stephanie Ortiz

Stephanie Ortiz, Executive Dean of Nevada County’s Sierra College Campus, served as a guest speaker this week at the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series, which brings business education to local high school students.