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Commissioner's Awards

The Best of the Best

The WSDA Agricultural Fairs Program provides approximately $2 million in financial assistance to agricultural fairs and youth shows each year. The appointed seven-member Fairs Commission assigned Commissioners to visit and evaluate the 66 participant Fairs in the program on a biennial basis. These members are Fair-a-holics, looking for the amazing things that Fairs do, and then shares that information. They also have some important duties including auditing all required reports and information from participating fairs, and verifying that fairs operate in compliance with state law.

One of the greatest joys of the Fair visits, is spending time with the many individuals that come together to make Fairs successful, whether it be professional paid staff, highly committed volunteers or the Fair exhibitor. This is where ideas are shared.

Another joy is the presentation of the Fairs Commissioner's Award. The Fair Commissioner looks for... well, there is absolutely no criteria for the award. Each Commissioner will find an exhibit, area, individual... that best exemplifies what is best about YOUR Fair!

Commissioner Awards

Ron Crawford
Washington State FFA Exhibition Goat Barn & Show Dawn Lantz Superintendent
Walla Walla County Fair Education Exhibit Linda Miller Superintendent
Asotin County Fair Boyd Hall
Pierce County Fair 4-H Horse Barns

Patricia Myers
Palouse Empire Fair Goat Barn

Terry Nickels
Asotin Co Fair Rabbit Department Hands on Display
S.E. Spokane County Fair Food Preservation

Paul Nimmo
Washington State FFA Spring Exhibition Decatur High School Ag. Exhibit
Northwest Junior Livestock Show Fife FFA Swine Exhibitors
Clark County Fair (1) Fair Con (and associated exhibits)
Clark County Fair (2) Washington State/Clark County Junior Grange
Grant County Fair Open Horticulture Display
Washington State 4-H Fair (1) Rabbit Department
Washington State 4-H Fair (2) 4-H Historical Display by Floy Ziegler & Anita Mastin

Teresa Norman
King County Fair 4-H Dog Project. Great Education!
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