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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.

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 Fairs Association
Gale Sobolesky, Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 914, Chehalis, WA  98532-0914
Tel: (360) 740-6479 / Fax: (360) 740-6739
E-mail:
wastatefair@comcast.net

Washington State Department of Agriculture
Kelly Frost, Fairs Coordinator
Tel: (360) 902-1802
E-mail:
kfrost@agr.wa.gov

Washington State Fairs Commissioners

Debbie Adolphsen, Elma
Jim Beck, Centrailia
Kevin Haywood, Jr., Seattle
Larry Nelson, Waterville
Patricia Myers, Yakima
Ron Crawford, Olympia