Nesbitt inducted into Mountain Fair Livestock Hall of Fame
J.C. Nesbitt of Fairview was recently inducted into the Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the WNC Agricultural Center.
Nesbitt was recognized for his contributions to the livestock shows at the western fair and the state's dairy industry. Fair Manager Matt Buchanan presented Nesbitt a plaque for his accomplishments. An additional plaque will be displayed in the Livestock Sales Arena.
Nesbitt owned and operated a dairy farm on Cane Creek Road in Fairview for more than 40 years. During his career, Nesbitt sat on the boards of the American Dairy Association of North Carolina, N.C. Division of the Dairy and Food Nutrition Council of the Southeast, as well as national dairy cooperatives. He also was chairman of the WNC Dairy Commission. Since his retirement, Nesbitt has remained active by helping plan the WNC Regional Livestock Center and as a volunteer at the Mountain State Fair.
"J.C. has always done whatever we asked of him," Buchanan said. "Our livestock shows would not be what they are today without great people like J.C. helping out along the way."