Francesca Gambonini and Regina Pozzi (both 18) won Gold Cup Awards from the Farm Bureau of Sonoma County.
Both were awarded $1,500 for college agricultural education.
Gambonini is the daughter of Petaluma dairy farmers Frank and Stacey Gambonin. She is a member of the Petaluma FFA and the Sonoma Valley 4-H Club. She currently serves as District 3 Dairy Princess.
Her fair projects were dairy cattle and market beef. This fall she will attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to study dairy science. Her goal is to become a dairy cattle geneticist.
Pozzi is the daughter of ranchers Martin and Sally Pozzi. She is a member of the Petaluma FFA and Wilson 4-H Club. Her fair projects were dairy cattle, breeding and marketing beef and sheep. She will study plant genetics at UC Berkeley. Her goal is to work as public policy advocate for agriculture.
The Gold Cup Awards were presented at the Farm Bureau Foundation's Sonoma County Fair 4-H and FFA Awards Dinner held Aug. 7 at the Santa Rosa Veteran's Memorial Building. There were 600 4-H and FFA members and their families at the Awards Dinner, which recognized the top winners at this year's fair.
The fair was held from July 25 to Aug. 11 in Santa Rosa.
Gold Cup Award is
based on leadership, citizenship, project work, academic achievement
and overall performance at the Sonoma County Fair.