Does your group have a skill they’d like to demonstrate to Fair-goers? Want to do a martial arts demonstration, a cheerleading demonstration, or show off your baton twirling skills? We’re now accepting applications for community acts and demonstrations to perform at the 2017 Nevada County Fair. Applications are available here.
Look what we received in the office this week? The Western Fair Association’s Merrill Award, which is the Fair industry’s highest honor! We won the award in January for the Fair’s Community Involvement Day, but now we have the actual award in our office. Thank you to the Fairgrounds team, and our amazing and giving community for making this award possible. So, so proud!
Thank you to all who attended the 2017 Cioppino and Pasta Feed this past weekend. It was a sold out event, and a huge success! Thank you to all the businesses and organizations who donated; and a huge thank you to Foothill Lions for preparing all the food for the event! This event is a fundraising benefit supporting the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation, and all proceeds benefit the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds. Thank you!
Mark your calendar for next year’s Cioppino and Pasta Feed – March 3, 2018.
Last week at the Nevada County Fairgrounds: snow. This week: sunshine and blue skies.
What fun it was to surprise Roger Ingram at Nevada County Resource Conservation District’s dinner tonight with the news that he has been selected by the Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors as this year’s recipient of the Western Fair Association’s prestigious Blue Ribbon Award. The award was created to recognize those who support and contribute to the quality of their local Fair. We’ll be sharing more about Roger and the many reasons he’s receiving this award; but right now we just want to say congratulations, Roger!
Introducing the 2017 Nevada County Fair poster, featuring artwork by talented local artist Mim Meakin. Isn’t it cute?! We’ll “Sea You at the Fair!”
While the Fair is still months away, Nevada County’s youth in agriculture work tirelessly all year in order to show animals at the Fair. Here’s to all the hard working students out there preparing for this year’s Fair. We love to see the barns full of livestock!
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.