Family AG Day

A Day for the Agricultural Heart – June 13th

Family Ag Day is: Thursday, June 13th

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Calling all curious minds and budding farmers!

Kick off the Solano County Fair with a down-home celebration at Family Ag Day. This FREE event with your fair ticket purchase, and is your opportunity to get hands-on with agriculture, meeting the farmers who grow our food and the amazing animals they raise. From live demonstrations to interactive exhibits, Family Ag Day is a fun-filled adventure for the whole family, sparking a love for agriculture and where our food comes from. Don’t miss this exciting day – it’s the perfect way to grow closer to your community and celebrate the bounty of Solano County!

2023 Family Ag Day Presenters:

  • CAL Fire Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit
    Fire Truck and information on wildland fire safety.
  • California Ag in the Classroom
    Educational materials
  • CA Milk Advisory Board
    Giveaway items – Bags, Chocolate Milk Straws, Color Books, Crayons
  • Dairy Council of California
     Where Milk Comes from Display & Milk/Healthy Eating Pamphlets
  • Elmira 4-H
    Wool Sheep and Wool Spinning Demonstration & Crafts
  • Food is Free Bay Area
    Food waste prevention/food rescue booth and will have fresh produce.
  • Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano Counties
    Healthy eating
  • Integrated Pest Management
    Beneficial insect presentation (lady bugs & caterpillars)
  • Loma Vista Farms
    Worm presentation, how worms help the soil
  • McIntyre Ranch
    Wool Spinning & Fiber Arts
  • Napa Solano Cattleman’s Association
    Branding and cattle chute demonstration.
  • Pleasants Valley 4-H
    Seed Planting Activity
  • Roschen Ranch
    Alpacas on display
  • Solano Community Animal Response Team (CART)
    To provide disaster preparedness education and resources to Solano County community members to ensure the best possible outcome for their animals during an emergency.
  • Solano County Ag Department
    Information about Solano Agriculture, their Mascot and Weigh in on livestock scale
  • Solano County Farm Bureau
    Sheep/wool craft project
  • Sustainable Solano
    Bounty of the County – What Solano Farmers bring to the table
  • UC Davis Agronomy
    Soil texture demonstration and seed identification
  • UC Master Food Preservers
    Dehydrating demonstrations
  • UC Master Gardeners
    Worms can eat your garbage
  • USDA Animal and Health Inspections
    Biosecurity for the Birds. Display with activity to teach the importance of keeping our poultry/birds safe and healthy by using safe biosecurity practices.
  • Vaca Valley Grange & Bees Kneeds
    Demonstration Beehive & Information
  • Vaca Valley Grange
    Dairy Goat Milking Demonstration
  • Vacaville FFA
    Face Painting (Maya Farris)

2023 Livestock Entries By the Numbers:

Market

Beef Cattle8
Meat Goats20
Poultry76
Rabbit83
Sheep27
Swine32
Total246

Breeding

Cavy18
Dairy Goat26
Dogs17
Meat Goats4
Poultry56
Pygmy Goats14
Rabbit65
Sheep7
Total207

Total Animals: 453

Livestock Exhibitors: 105

*Of Note –

Livestock animal numbers are up 80% over 2022 going from 252 to 453.

Exhibitor numbers have also increased by 55% going from 66 to 102.

We are attributing the increases to several factors. More families are getting out post COVID times, a change in our policy allowing exhibitors to have more flexibility in the types and quantity of animals selling in our Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday, June 18th, and positive experiences from 2022 exhibitors telling friends and family what a great time they have at our fair.