Farm Supply was thrilled to celebrate the Central Coast’s youth agriculture communities with Quiz Jam Daily at this year’s modified California Mid-State Fair, held July 21 – August 1, 2021.
Quiz Jam has been a beloved staple at this annual event, running at the Mid-State Fair for 22 years and at the Santa Barbara County Fair for six years. This year’s event brought together more than 200 4-H and FFA members, parents and leaders to compete in a series of agricultural-themed challenges. The goal of these small events was to test the kids’ knowledge and skills while also getting their hands dirty with real-life experiences.
“My favorite thing about the California Mid-State Fair is the sense of community between the livestock kids and the local agriculture industry,” said Bella Marden, who just finished up her tenth and final year showing at the fair as a member of the Future Farmers of America. “It was awesome to have Quiz Jam back and open kids’ eyes to all the things you do throughout your agriculture career.”
Attendees participated in a daily Quiz Jam event, with each day bringing unique prizes and challenges. Events included trivia with Farmer Jake, roping “steers,” pin the tail on the heifer, a tire and oil changing station with J.B Dewar Tractor Restoration Program, educational trivia about the 2019 SLO County Crop report and more. These daily activities were possible due to partnerships with Nutrena, JB Dewar, Poor Richard’s Press and Sunglo.
For the second year in a row, Farm Supply contributed to the James W. Brabeck Youth Legacy Fund Buyer’s Coalition to support Mid-State fair livestock exhibitors at the auction. Farm Supply also supported the Mid-State Fair’s Cattlemen’s and Farmer’s Day, which is one of the most beloved events at the fair.
Additionally, Farm Supply sponsored the Livestock Virtual Show and Auction at the 2021 Santa Barbara County Fair, and supported more than 50 livestock exhibitors selling at the auction in partnership with Nutrena.
“I just celebrated over 30 years at this amazing agricultural cooperative,” said Susan Hayes, Paso Robles store manager. “One of my favorite things about Farm Supply is our support and involvement in the community, particularly the agricultural community.”
Farm Supply looks forward to returning to the fairs in 2022 in support of youth agriculture with new and exciting events. Farm Supply is passionate about investing in the future of agriculture, and was proud to go above and beyond in showing support and providing lighthearted fun after a particularly challenging year.
“Farm Supply is so important to the SLO agricultural community,” said Marden. “They give kids great connections and show a true sense of community. They really care.”