Jaimee is an agriculture teacher at Mountain View High School and advisor to Bend FFA. She grew up on a diversified crop farm in the Willamette Valley, where she also showed pigs at the County Fair for nine years. Because of this experience as a child, Jaimee was able to save money to attend college, connect with the community and learn valuable employability skills. That is why she volunteers for the Deschutes County Jr. Livestock Auction, because she believes that is one of the most valuable experiences for a student that they also have a lot of fun doing.
“It is great to see a community such as Deschutes that invests in the future by supporting the Livestock Auction and every student that takes on the dedicated task to produce a successful entrepreneurial project.”
Allison has been involved with 4-H since 1988, showing cattle and volunteering as a club leader and Beef Superintendent in Clackamas and Deschutes counties. The experiences she had as a 4-H member were integral in shaping the adult she is today and helped her see how important and necessary volunteerism is to our society. The Deschutes County Auction Committee plays a vital role in a part of the 4-H and FFA programs that allows kids to learn about personal responsibility, financial budgeting, time-management and a real-world understanding of where our food comes from and the effort required to produce it.
“As a volunteer I enjoy watching the learning process of the kids I see throughout the year, helping the committee take steps to improve the Deschutes County Auction, and getting to participate in the best week of the year that’s been my favorite since she was nine years old – County Fair!”
Javan was born into a Dairy family on the coast of Oregon. After completing his first year of 4-H in Coos County, his family relocated to Deschutes County, where he completed his 4H years along with four years in FFA, exhibiting beef cattle, horses, and swine. Active participation in Livestock Judging in both 4H and FFA created a pathway for scholarships and ultimately a degree from Texas A&M University where Javan competed on the Livestock Judging Team. Javan lives between Bend and Redmond where his family has a few acres and commercial cattle and horses. He has owned and operated Treasure Valley Coffee of Central Oregon for over ten years.
“The auction is important to me as I see it as an avenue to for youth to develop skills, accountability and become better people by their involvement. The kids that are involved are the “good” kids that go on to become leaders in our communities and generally have are better work ethic, sense of accomplishment and exposure to economics.”
Scott, a Realtor of 14 years, is a Central Oregon native, loves to invest into people (primarily his wife, four children, family, and friends). Scott and his wife (Janae) met at the State Fair with their animal projects and now enjoy being in the 4-H and FFA Programs at the Deschutes County Fair with their kids.
Scott learned a lot about serving people from his parents, Chuck & Nancy, who have dedicated their lives to public education & student development for over 30 years.
“My work ethic was forged by my Prineville Hometown Hero, Les Schwab, and his successful Tire Company; like Les, I aim to come running out to serve my community and clients!”
Randy & Nancy Hermanns
Bo & Amy Bodda
Rodger & Kim Griffiths
Don & Geri Milliron
TJ & Darcy Todd
A SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Mike and Dauna Johnston and the FFA alumni for the preparation and delivery of the Bidders Appreciation BBQ.