Another record breaking Salinas Valley Fair Junior Livestock Auction brought in just over 2.2 million dollars for 889 4-H and FFA members from Santa Cruz, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara and Monterey Counties.
The Salinas Valley again came out to support the youth of the community. “Our fair’s legacy is linked to our 4-H and FFA traditions and the agriculture education programs that are delivered at the Salinas Valley Fair”, said TJ Plew, Salinas Valley Fair CEO. “Our volunteers, auction buyers and sponsors, Fair Board Members and employees all rally around the auction to ensure the kids in the Salinas Valley know that we support them”.
The Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation’s livestock animal was, raised by Alex Burgess of Salinas, was sold for an impressive $490/lb. The Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation will use the proceeds from the sale for improvements at the fairgrounds.