Sanger FFA Chapter Exhibitor Feature – Amarie Gonzalez

We are just two days away from the first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Jr. Livestock Auction kicks-off this Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Amarie Gonzalez, a Sanger FFA student who is a senior at Sanger High School:

 

“It is my fourth year in FFA. I got involved in FFA because I am passionate about taking care of animals and learning all about them. I have two castrated male Boer goats this year named Milo and Jinx. I’ve been working hard to get them fair ready, trimming hooves and bathing regularly.”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Sierra 4-H Exhibitor Feature – Dalton King

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Sale kicks-off on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Dalton King, a Sierra 4-H student who is in 6th grade at Foothill Elementary:

 

“Hello, my name is Dalton King.  I go to Foothill Elementary where I am in the 6th grade and I CAN NOT wait to GO back to school when COVID is over – SOON I hope. I miss school a lot, I really miss my friends but most of all I miss my Travel Baseball Team and playing Baseball! Sports is my favorite thing to do and showing my animals is a close second. I also love fishing and camping. I am the Flag Bearer in my 4-H Club – The Sierra 4-H Club. I am in the Beef, Goat and Shooting Sports groups.

 

Our family LOVES animals and we really like to show them. I have THE PERFECT GOAT for you!! Doofy is the best and he has been SO much Fun to Raise. When everything fun couldn’t happen it was so good that I got to have Doofy. He is a lot like me …… kind of a spaz ….. he runs all over and loves to play chase. I also get to show my breeding heifer Hot Donna at jackpot shows. Her name fits her perfectly because she likes to be a little hot head – she doesn’t get that from me.

 

I got to show her at the Red Wave Classic the Fresno State Jackpot and then at the Cal Poly Western Bonanza. The best part of Hot Donna was working with my dad and uncle Zeb to decide what kind of bull to breed her to. I got to choose the one I liked so we will see what her calf looks like this spring. So hopefully you can tell that I LOVE Baseball, goats, cows and most of the time my Family.

 

Doofy joined The King Family in June and we have had a lot of FUN since day one! He was bred by Eric McDaniel from McDaniel Livestock and Doofy and Eric are a lot alike – they both talk a lot. The first few weeks we had Doofy he yelled a lot but then I learned it was because he wanted to hangout more. Each day I work him and he’s a pretty big guy, he weighs 100lbs and I only weigh 75 so sometimes he gets away from me or drags me –we’ve turned it into a game. Most of all I have kept him fed, watered and clean– he loves bath time.

 

Doofy will be at the Fresno Fair Grading event and then go through the Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Sale.  The sale this year will be on-line only because of COVID, I miss the Fair.”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Sanger FFA Chapter Exhibitor Feature – Savannah Sandoval

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Sale kicks-off on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Savanah Sandoval, a Sanger FFA student who is a Senior at Sanger High School:

 

“It is my fourth year in FFA. I got involved with showing animals because one of my Ag teachers let us know about showing animals and I thought it would be a fun experience. It definitely was! This is my third year showing Boer goats and it has been an interesting year.

 

I will be showing a doe and a wether at the Fair but will only be selling my wether. Both of my goats have fun personalities and make every day a fun one! I am so happy to be able to still experience showing even if it’s in a totally different way this year!”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Sierra 4-H Exhibitor Feature – Adieson Glass

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Sale kicks-off next Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Adieson Glass, a Sierra 4-H student who is in 8th grade at Sierra Junior High. Here’s what Adieson’s 4-H advisor has to say about her:

 

“This is Addie’s 4th year in Sierra 4h. She has participated in many different groups among the Sierra 4-H, but swine is her favorite. For the past 2 years she has been my junior leader and tries to help out all the other exhibitors any chance she has.

 

Addie is very dedicated, hardworking, and responsible. She puts in so many hardworking hours into her swine projects. Addie has started her own swine breeding operation which is a huge step. She has learned a lot in the past 4 years but she never stops trying to soak up as much information as she can. Addie is very driven and committed, she is going to be very successful in this industry.”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Sanger FFA Chapter Exhibitor Feature – Nathaniel Bonomi

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Sale kicks-off on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Nathaniel Bonomi, a Sanger FFA student who is in 8th grade at Sanger High School:

 

“I started with beef and dairy goats in the Sanger 4-H in 2015, this marks my 6th steer at the Fair. I raise and show steers but on my spare time, I also help my dad with his cow herd. I enjoy FFA and I am glad I get to show and sell this year.”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Ridge Top 4-H Exhibitor Feature – Rylee Osterberg

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Jr. Livestock Auction is just around the corner! The Virtual Livestock Auction which takes place Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. through Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Rylee Osterberg and her ewe Felicia! Rylee is a Ridge Top 4-H student who is in the 7th grade at Sierra Jr. High:

 

“My name is Rylee Osterberg and some projects that I am involved in are Archery, Horse, Sheep and Forestry. On my free time I like to play volleyball, ride horses, go hiking, bike riding, doing crafts and working with my sheep. I like being involved in 4-H because I love doing stuff with animals, doing community service activities and helping people.”

 

Now more than ever Rylee needs YOUR HELP! Rylee and her family recently lost their home in the devastating Creek Fire. Help Rylee out and become a buyer to help this hard-working 4-H student!

 

Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Sanger FFA Chapter Exhibitor Feature – Sariah Ruiz

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Sale kicks-off on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Sariah Ruiz, a Sanger FFA student who is a senior at Sanger High School:

 

“My name is Sariah Ruiz and this year marks my fourth year in FFA. I got involved in FFA because I love all the opportunities that it has to offer such as showing livestock or participating in public speaking contests, which I love to do! This year I will be showing a Boer goat, Joey, who I work with three times a week and currently weighs 68 pounds.”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Sierra 4H Exhibitor Feature – Oscar Glass

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Sale kicks-off on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet  Oscar Glass, a Sierra 4H student who is in 6th grade at Foothill Elementary in Prather. Here’s what Oscar’s 4H advisor had to say about him:

 

“Oscar joined Sierra 4h when he turned 9 years old with a single goal… to show a goat. His mom and dad encouraged him to pick a hog just like his sister, but Oscar was adamant that he was a goat boy.  Oscar is currently raising Doughnuts, a boer goat, and Sprinkles, a prospect breeding project. He enjoys spending time with his goats, working and preparing for future shows as well as conditioning and working on his goat hair and appearance.

 

Recently Oscar and the Glass family were evacuated due to the Creek Fire, having his goats with him to work and spend time with were just the ticket to keeping Oscar secure and focused instead of fretting about his home.

 

Last year Oscar won 1st place in Showmanship for his 4h age group, this year his goals include keeping that showmanship title and finishing in the top three of his market class. Oscar plans to continue his 4H career in meat goats by going to at least one more show next year and hopefully planning the breeding and raising of the next goat he brings to the Fresno Fair.

 

Oscar says that his favorite part of the Fresno Fair is hanging out with his friends in the barn and showing their animals together”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

American Union 4-H Exhibitor Feature – Callie Flores

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Jr. Livestock Auction kicks-off on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m.! The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Callie Flores, an American Union 4-H student who is a 6th grader at Washington Colony Elementary School:

 

“Hi, my name is Callie Flores and I am 11 years old. I am in the sixth grade and I attend Washington Colony Elementary School in Easton. I have been showing Boer Goats and Pygmy Goats for three years now and I really enjoy it. This year I’m showing my doe June and wether Elvis.  June and Elvis are boer cross meat goats born March 2020.  June was born and raised on our farm and we purchased Elvis from a local breeder.  They eat MoorMan’s ShowTec and MoorGrands Goat Feed and Purina High Octane Champion Drive two times a day.

 

4-H has been part of my life from an early age, since she I was 2 years old.  I have watched my cousins show Market Hogs, Sheep, Goats and I’ve spent a lot of time at the fairs. I’m following in the footstep of my Grandfather and Mother, who raised Hampshire Sheep, Pygmy Goats and Hogs. I currently own and breed 14 Registered Pygmy Goats and 3 Boer Goats. Exhibiting Market animals for the Fair takes a lot of hard work and is a big commitment financially. I raise Pygmy Goats and sell them to the community; I also participate in jackpot shows through-out the year in addition to Caruthers and Fresno Fair.  This is the first time I will be exhibiting a market goat I raised on our farm.”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Fresno-Central FFA Exhibitor Feature – Tristen Nelms

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Jr. Livestock Auction kicks-off on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m.! The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Tristen Nelms, a Fresno-Central FFA student who is a senior at Central West High School. Here’s what Tristan’s FFA advisor has to say about him:

 

“Tristen Nelms is a senior at Central High School-West campus. This will be his second year showing goats at the Fresno Fair. Tristan likes to say that “FFA saved my path in high school”. A troubled freshman, Tristen had to learn the hard way that failing grades and trips to the vice principal’s office were not the way to succeed. At the recommendation of a friend, Tristen signed up to show a market goat with the FFA. It was in the goat barn, Tristen found his gift for working with animals. He quickly joined the breeding team and was put in charge of caring for the herd of Boer breeding Boer does at the school farm. He single handling tamed (and named!) every single goat in the breeding herd and was a vital part of caring for them during their labor. He ensured all kids had a strong start in life. He even helped assist with the birth of his 2020 Fresno Fair Boer market wether, Dojo. He can often be found working in the goat barn or spending time with the breeding does in the pasture.

 

Tristen also helps tend to the eleven acre orchard located on the school farm at Central High School. He assists with watering, maintenance, and harvesting of the crops. He has learned extensively about vineyard operations, watermelons, pumpkins, and almonds. He has even decided to pursue a career in agriculture after graduation.

 

Tristen is a true success story of Fresno-Central FFA.We are proud of you!”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.