Agriculture

4-H and FFA members sold their animals on Oct. 6 during the Junior Livestock Auction at the San Benito County Fair. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Livestock auction teaches youth

4-H and FFA members learn the value of hard work and letting go.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Wine tasting at Bolado Park Oct.5

The local wine scene is changing in San Benito. Some of the new companies in the area will be showing off some of their wines.

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Giant Pumpkin Contest and Harvest Party starts at 6 p.m. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Oh, My Gourd!

First annual pumpkin contest comes to San Benito County Fair.

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Sisters Susan Calleri and Janice Alosi have been teaming up as Co-Department Chairs of the Adult and Junior Preserves, Homemade Beer and Wine, and Adults Crafts categories of the fair for the last 12 years. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Local sisters team up to chair the preserves section of San Benito County Fair

Susan Calleri and Janice Alosi explain the ins and outs of the preserves category.

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Makiley Loveless competes in the barrel racing at the junior rodeo. Loveless won the 9-13 girls all around and barrel racing. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Junior Rodeo kicks off Fair Week

Trophies given in three age groups.

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Jonathan and Anthony Daigle started the Challenger livestock showmanship. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Daigle.

San Benito teens start Challenger livestock showmanship

First county fair event of its kind for kids with disabilities.

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Photo by John Chadwell.

San Benito Olive Festival taking a pause this year

Board seeks executive director, active board members to help grow the event.

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Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Water Diversion Monitoring and Reporting Training comes to King City October 24

University of California Cooperative Extension has developed a course to help people comply with new regulation concerning water diversion.

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Ed and Heather Callens. Photo provided.

2018 San Benito County Cattlewoman of the Year

Heather Callens awarded annual title at summer barbecue by committee of five previous winners.

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Corissa King, Miss Gilroy Rodeo 2019, pictured here with her parents. Photos courtesy of Corissa King.

San Benito County resident named Miss Gilroy Rodeo 2019

Corissa King was 2017 Miss San Benito Rodeo.

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Kelly Martin shows boots in the Vaquero Days vendor booth in 2016. File photo

Vaquero Heritage Days in San Juan Bautista celebrates the cowboy and the culture

Event at St. Francis Retreat promotes the history of the vaquero style.

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Monsanto employees accepting Cal/VPP Star award from Iraj Pourmehraban, CalOSHA Area Manager. Photos courtesy of Beth Savidge.

Monsanto-Seminis of San Juan Bautista gets OSHA Award

State certification honors facility’s safety management efforts.

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Map of Pacheco Resevoir expansion

Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project Awarded $485 Million State Grant

Grant allows San Benito County Water District and its partners to move forward with planning for critical water supply expansion.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Chicken Festival clucks into San Juan Bautista September 16

Event includes cook-off, chicken queen coronation, music, and live chicken displays.

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San Benito County Water District Operations Manager Jeff Cattaneo said the county's aquifers are in good shape, but the state makes it hard to keep them that way. Photo by John Chadwell.

State water board to vote on changing water allocations

If passed, plan would reduce county’s share of surface water.

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One-hundred and thirty-two people attended Sunday's Farm-To-Table Benefit for the Arts. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Farm-to-Table benefit supports art and agriculture

Courses for the evening were prepared by Mike Fisher of Fisher's and Becky Herbert of Farmhouse Café, and featured wines from Aromas Cellars. All food served was prepared from locally sourced ingredients, including produce, chicken, and duck eggs.

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A mid-winter view of Sparling Ranch. Photo by Steve Rottenborn.

Portion of Sparling Ranch is now conservation bank

Extreme patience and an eye for a potentially valuable product helped Michael Anderson complete a development and move mitigation requirements to a new, faster moving business model.

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Corissa King (left) and Valerie Costanza (right) will be two of six ladies competing for the title of Miss California Rodeo Salinas. Photo courtesy of California Rodeo Salinas.

Two Hollister women compete for Miss California Rodeo Salinas

Winner to be named on July 19 during the opening performance.

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The Art of Eating: A Farm-to-Table Benefit for the Arts. Photo provided.

San Benito Arts Council to host farm-to-table benefit for the arts

The Arts Council's second annual farm-to-table benefit will highlight food from local producers prepared by local chefs Mike Fisher and Becky Herbert.

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