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.
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.
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.
Youth in Agriculture Busy Preparing for 2018 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 already busy preparing for the 2018 Fair.
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!
fair, FFA, and youth in agriculture.
Speaker Series: November 8
Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series
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!