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Santa Paula High School Future Farmers of America student Richard Palencia and his steer Rippin entertain visitors. Visitors were able to touch the steer as this young child did. Other FFA members brought lambs, goats and pigs to the Farm Animal Fair.

Farm Animal Fair held at Agriculture Museum

May 09, 2014
Santa Paula News

Animal lovers of all ages attended the Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula to enjoy a free “Farm Animal Fair.”

 Members of the Future Farmers of America from Santa Paula High School, along with their FFA advisor and agriculture teacher, Alex Flores, brought young animals to the Museum’s back lot. They answered questions and explained the details of caring for the animals.  Animals the Farm Animal Fair are swine (pigs), cattle, sheep and goats. All the FFA students are studying animal husbandry. They raise their animals for three to ten months, depending on the type of animal, and take them to be judged at the Ventura County Fair in August.  The first Sunday of the month is free admission to the Agriculture Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Special activities take place on Free First Sundays, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Visitors can enjoy the following summer exhibitions at the Museum:  “Growing Up Growing Beans: Remembering Ventura County Limas,” “While the Sun Shines: Horse-Powered Haymaking,” and “The Vernacular Bestiary: Animal Snapshots from A - Z.” 

The Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum is located at 926 Railroad Avenue in Santa Paula, across the tracks from the Santa Paula Depot. For more information: (805) 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.orgThe Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Paid events include free admission to the galleries, and the first Sundays of every month are free general admission for the public. For more information go to or call the Agriculture Museum at 805-525-3100.