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Dept. of Agriculture

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is headquartered in Olympia, with employees in every county in the state. Our staff carries out a broad spectrum of activities that support the producers, distributors, and consumers of Washington's food and agricultural products.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture serves the people of Washington by supporting the agricultural community and promoting consumer and environmental protection.

Important news for Fairs…

2016 Exhibition Livestock Health requirements with added recommendations for swine exhibitors is a must read for Washington Fairs. You can download the information here!
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Great Crop Information…

The Department of Agriculture has provided some new information regarding crops, perfect for your Ag. In the County Displays. Please feel free to download them: We hope to update them for 2016.
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Agricultural Fairs

Washington's agricultural fairs provide educational opportunities for youth and promote agriculture and the welfare of rural Washington. The WSDA Agricultural Fairs Program provides approximately $2 million in financial assistance to agricultural fairs and youth shows each year. The Director of Agriculture appoints a seven-member Fairs Commission to recommend how the funds are allocated to participating fairs. Currently, 68 fairs participate in the program. The Fairs Program:

  • Coordinates the activities of the Fairs Commission,
  • Audits all required reports and information from participating fairs, and
  • Verifies that fairs operate in compliance with state law.
For a schedule of agricultural fairs and youth shows contact:

Program Staff:

Washington State Department of Agriculture
Teresa Norman, Fairs Coordinator
Phone: (360) 902-2043
Email: tnorman@agr.wa.gov

Washington State Fairs Commissioners
Debbie Adolphsen
James Beck
Ron CrawfordOlympia
Patricia MyersYakima
Larry Nelson
Paul Nimmo

Washington State Fairs Association
Gale Sobolesky, Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 914, Chehalis, WA 98532-0914
Phone: (360) 269-9971/ Fax: (360) 740-1478
E-mail: wastatefair@comcast.net
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