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The 75th Annual Solano County Fair is June 13-16, 2024. Mark Your Calendars!

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Family Ag Day is: Thursday, June 13th

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2023 Family Ag Day Presenters:

CAL Fire Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit – Fire Truck and information on wildland fire safety.

 

California Ag in the Classroom – Educational materials

 

CA Milk Advisory Board – Giveaway items - Bags, Chocolate Milk Straws, Color Books, Crayons

 

Dairy Council of California – Where Milk Comes from Display & Milk/Healthy Eating Pamphlets

 

Elmira 4-H – Wool Sheep and Wool Spinning Demonstration & Crafts

 

Food is Free Bay Area - Food waste prevention/food rescue booth and will have fresh produce.

 

Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano Counties – Healthy eating

 

Integrated Pest Management – Beneficial insect presentation (lady bugs & caterpillars)

 

Loma Vista Farms - Worm presentation, how worms help the soil

 

McIntyre Ranch – Wool Spinning & Fiber Arts

 

Napa Solano Cattleman's Association – Branding and cattle chute demonstration. 

 

Pleasants Valley 4-H – Seed Planting Activity

 

Roschen Ranch – Alpacas on display

 

Solano Community Animal Response Team (CART) - To provide disaster preparedness education and resources to Solano County community members to ensure the best possible outcome for their animals during an emergency.

 

Solano County Ag Department – Information about Solano Agriculture, their Mascot and Weigh in on livestock scale

 

Solano County Farm Bureau – Sheep/wool craft project

 

Sustainable Solano – Bounty of the County – What Solano Farmers bring to the table    

                                           

UC Davis Agronomy – Soil texture demonstration and seed identification

 

UC Master Food Preservers – Dehydrating demonstrations

 

UC Master Gardeners – Worms can eat your garbage

 

USDA Animal and Health Inspections - Biosecurity for the Birds. Display with activity to teach the importance of keeping our poultry/birds safe and healthy by using safe biosecurity practices.

 

Vaca Valley Grange & Bees Kneeds – Demonstration Beehive & Information

 

Vaca Valley Grange – Dairy Goat Milking Demonstration

 

Vacaville FFA – Face Painting (Maya Farris)

2023 Livestock Entries By the Numbers:

Market:

Beef Cattle          8 

Meat Goats         20

Poultry                 76

Rabbit                  83

Sheep                   27

Swine                   32

TOTAL                246

Breeding:

Cavy                      18

Dairy Goat           26

Dogs                     17

Meat Goats          4

Poultry                 56

Pygmy Goats      14

Rabbit                  65

Sheep                   7

TOTAL               207

Total Animals:   453

Livestock Exhibitors:   105

*Of Note –

Livestock animal numbers are up 80% over 2022 going from 252 to 453.    

Exhibitor numbers have also increased by 55% going from 66 to 102.

 

We are attributing the increases to several factors.  More families are getting out post COVID times, a change in our policy allowing exhibitors to have more flexibility in the types and quantity of animals selling in our Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday, June 18th, and positive experiences from 2022 exhibitors telling friends and family what a great time they have at our fair.

Please Enjoy our Virtual Program from 2021 and the additional content below.

All About:

Beekeeping 101 with LJ George
All About Arachnids
Common Bees in California Gardens
All About Nematodes
Common Millipedes of the Sacramento-San Francisco Region
Ask an Anthropologist Series
California Raptor Center Educational Talk
The interesting life of the Heliconius butterfly
Q & A: All About Ants II
All About Wasps

En Español:

La interesante vida de las mariposas Heliconius
Señorita Mariposa

Activities:

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Read Alouds:

If Hummingbirds Could Hum
Bees are the Best

How To:

How to Identify Common Spring Bees in California Gardens
Potted Plants for Pollinators Part 3
Potted Plants for Pollinators Part 1
Owl Pellet Dissection
Potted Plants for Pollinators Part 2
Insect Preparation: Butterflies & Moths
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Collection Tours:

Virtual Tour of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera Collection
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California Raptor Center Virtual Tour
Winery Tour Focusing on Yeasts
Marine Invertebrate Collection Tour

About All Collections:

Insect Collection, Preservation & Identification
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Phaff Yeast Collection Video: Living Collections

Thank you for visiting, and we look forward to seeing you next year!

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TO SUPPORT FAMILY AG DAY, DONATE HERE

Questions? Message agday@scfair.org

or call us at 707-551-2016

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