Benoit’s Fair Purchases Help Youth Agriculture Programs
INDIO – Representing Riverside County, Supervisor John J. Benoit placed winning bids on two show animals at the junior livestock auction held Saturday at the 66th Annual Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival. Benoit attended the auction with his wife Sheryl, daughter Sarah and niece Tiffany.
“The junior livestock auction supports 4-H, Future Farmers of America, and Grange programs all across the county,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “Students in these programs learn responsibility and hard work and the proceeds they make help them save for college and encourage them to remain in agriculture.”
Benoit purchased a reserve supreme champion market goat for $575 from Jacey Gottlieb of French Valley 4-H. Gottlieb is the daughter of Dean Gottlieb, a supervising agricultural and standards investigator at the Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office. Benoit also purchased a reserve champion market swine for $1,212.75 from Alexia Pena of the Indio FFA.
Both prize-winning animals will be donated to Martha’s Village & Kitchen.