FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, SEPT. 9, 2013
Paul Jones, public information officer
N.C. Mountain State Fair Press Office
828-687-1414; 919-410-2979 (cell)
J.C. Nesbitt inducted into Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame
Matt Buchanan, left, manager of the Mountain State Fair, presents J.C. Nesbitt with a plaque during the retired dairy farmer's induction into the fair's Livestock Hall of Fame.
FLETCHER — J.C. Nesbitt of Fairview was inducted into the Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame during a ceremony Friday at the WNC Agricultural Center.
Nesbitt was recognized for his contributions to the livestock shows at the Mountain State 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 following the 2013 N.C. Mountain State Fair.
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 in the dairy industry by helping with the planning of the WNC Regional Livestock Center and as a volunteer at the Mountain State Fair.
“J.C. has always provided the fair with whatever we asked of him,” Buchanan said. “Our livestock shows would not be what they are today without great people like J.C. Nesbitt helping out along the way.”
The 20th edition of the Mountain State Fair runs through Sept. 15. For more information, including a complete schedule of livestock shows and other events, go to www.mountainfair.org.