Our October AgFest meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7 PM at the SJCOE Nelson Building. Click below to view and print the Meeting Agenda and last month’s Meeting Minutes
The 2023-2024 AgFest Board has 1 open voting seat and 1 open alternate seat that need to be filled for 4H/Grange representation. If you are interested in applying, please click below for more information and to submit an application.
We are three monthly meetings into our planning for AgFest 2024 and we would love to have you get involved!
If you have not been an AgFest member in previous years or if you have but your contact information has changed, please join by filling out the form below. Through membership, you can stay informed on plans in progress for AgFest 2024, vote on important decisions being made and get to know others in the AgFest community. Previous members can simply send your dues in using Venmo or send a check (instructions on the page below).
Interested in becoming a Barn Chair? We are collecting applications for barn chairs for AgFest 2024. The barn chair duties document has been revised for 2023, so even if you have served before, please take a minute and read through it before submitting your application.
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There is a new law pending in the state legislature that will expose anyone interacting with animals to increased liability and risk of targeted lawsuits by extremist organizations. Assembly Bill 554 will allow SPCA’S to bring civil actions against claims alleging a violation of “any law related to or affecting animals.” Any 20 Californians can form an SPCA, and therefore if this becomes law, there will be a new avenue for extremists to stop the production of agriculture, fairs, educational projects, entertainment productions and more before a trial is even conducted on the alleged conduct. This bill’s authority if improperly used, will negatively impact student projects, attendance at fairs and can create a very litigious environment around animal agriculture both at the fair, but also locally at school farms and in backyards across the state.
This bill could be brought up for a vote at any time by the California State Assembly, so it is imperative that Assemblymembers hear directly from those who this bill would be harming. We are asking you to contact the bill’s author and coauthor using the contact information below to voice your concerns and that you are OPPOSED to AB 554.
Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (author of AB 554):
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0046
Tel: (916) 319-2046
Assemblymember Bill Essayli (coauthor of AB 554):
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0063
If you would like to look up who represents YOU in the state Assembly and ask them for their NO vote on AB 554, please find your legislator HERE.
The AgFest checklists have received some minor updates. See the division log below for details. In addition, the checklist for Ag Mechanics has been released.
Change log – 4/14/23 Revision
1. Updated the Small Animal Breeding and Market checklists to correct the ownership date. The correct ownership date for small animal market and breeding species is May 11th.
Change log – 4/10/23 Revision
1. Added additional information in the How to Complete Your . Online Entry section to help with your online Blue Ribbon entry process.
New versions of the guidebooks for livestock and stills have been released. To view what has been updated and download the latest version, click here or click on the AgFest 2023 menu and select AgFest 2023 – Guidebook and Schedules.