Marrisa Hunt Agricultural education center
Agricultural Education Center
The Agricultural Education Center is named for ten-year-old Marissa Hunt, an Abbie 4-H member whose life was tragically cut short in 2004.
Among her favorite interests, Marissa loved to raise and show her farm animals at the Fair.
About the Facility
The 8,000 square foot facility located on Fairgrounds property now welcomes all Alameda County FFA and 4-H Club members who have always wanted to raise animals for the Junior Livestock Show, but lacked a place to do it.
The barn houses approximately 80 animals at capacity and is operated by parent volunteers of youth participating in the program and Fairgrounds staff.
In addition to animal pens, the building features a classroom, animal wash rack, outdoor paddock, livestock scale and restrooms.
The project is part of the Fair Association’s ongoing mission to preserve and promote Alameda County’s rich agricultural heritage. We are proud to be able to offer this resource to our community and to the youth programs that serve to guide and shape our future agricultural leaders.
The Junior Livestock Show is held every year at the Alameda County Fair.