Humboldt County Farm Bureau to celebrate 100th anniversary

Mary Bullwinkel

Beacon Correspondent

The Barns of Humboldt County is the theme of the Humboldt County Farm Bureau's 100th anniversary celebration, taking place on Saturday, July 27 near the Samoa Cookhouse and Railroad Round House.

The photo and art contest display will feature Humboldt County barns at the Samoa Cookhouse from noon until 6 p.m. on July 27. "The contest is open to all residents of Humboldt County," said Katherine Ziemer, executive director of the Humboldt County Farm Bureau.

The 100th anniversary milestone celebration will also include several other fun and free events including family games, agricultural family displays, speeder car train rides and Timber Heritage Association Open House and exhibit, a home-baked pie contest, ice cream social; a catapult melon-throwing competition, and lumber camp style dinner at 6 p.m. at the Samoa Cookhouse.

Dinner speakers include California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger and American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman from Texas. Cost of dinner is $18 per person and reservations are required by July 22.

Ziemer said the Humboldt County Farm bureau is the oldest farm bureau in California, and the second oldest in the nation. More information about the Barns of Humboldt County photo/art contest and the 100th Anniversary celebration is available by calling 444-4844.

Photo by Mary Bullwinkel/Beacon

Cash prizes and Awards of Merit will be presented in conjunction with the Humboldt County Farm Bureau's Barns of Humboldt County contest, part of the group's 100th anniversary celebration.