Nevada County youth show livestock at state fair |

Nevada County youth show livestock at state fair

Meghan Garren, left, and Becca Reese are Nevada County youth who showed livestock at the California State Fair.
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Nevada County’s Becca Reese and Meghan Garren carried on a tradition, participating in the California State Fair showing livestock.

Garren showed for 4H and Reese for FFA. They and their parents along with their mentors, Mike, Astrid and Brianna Cebollero, have been going to the fair every year for the last six years. This is Reece’s third and Garren’s second. Mike and Astrid own Sierra Auto Body in Grass Valley and raise hogs for local youth for the Nevada County Fair.

Participants look forward to meeting up with other fairgoers they only get to see once a year. They all seem to get along and help each other. They are up early, washing, feeding and cleaning stalls. This year, like past years, the kids have had help from Russell Pedrett from a Colusa farm that raises show pigs for kids showing animals.

With the heat this year, the kids did not give up, keeping animals cool with fans, misting systems and water sprays of cold water.

Reese and Garren have collectively shown livestock for 13 years. This is Garren’s fifth showing hogs and Reese is going into her eighth with FFA. Both have also participated in National and California livestock along with a few other ag youth members in the county.

With the upcoming Nevada County Fair, they will be showing their animals and participating at the fair.

Source: April Reese

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