2013 County Fair Facility Upgrade Grant Recipients

The AgStar Fund’s County Fair Facility Upgrade Grant Program was designed to support rural areas in AgStar’s service area by funding county fair organizations as they repaired fairground livestock buildings and livestock judging arenas helping to alleviate some of those financial constraints.

The following are the 2013 recipients of the AgStar Fund County Fair Facility Upgrade Grant Program.

Organization Fairground Location Intended Use
Barron County 4H and Youth Horse Project Rice Lake, WI Fencing for the show and practice arenas, sand in the arenas, and stain/paint the barn.
Benton County Ag Society Sauk Rapids, MN Additional stalling space for livestock.
Blue Earth County Fair Association Garden City, MN Repair the FFA Livestock Building.
Brown County Agricultural Society New Ulm, MN Replace the doors on the north end of the 80-year-old cattle barn.
Cottonwood County Ag Society Windom, MN Clean the drain by the hog barn, and purchase gates for the pavillian.
Crow Wing County Fair Association Brainerd, MN Purchase uniform rabbit feed pans, and sheep and cattle panels.
Dakota County Agricultural Society Farmington, MN Replace the swine wash rack, repair the water lines and spickets on the cattle wash rack, fill in the cattle barn, replace the bottom seals on the overhead doors to the livestock buildings.
Dodge County Agricultural & Mechanical Society Kasson, MN Replace siding and trim on wall of the Horse Barn.
Faribault County Fair Blue Earth, MN New roof on the Hall of Arts Building.
Fillmore County 4-H Market Livestock Committee Preston, MN Purchase additional pens for animal housing. 
Jackson County Fair Association Jackson, MN Replace and reposition bleachers in the show pavilion, and add a cement slab beneath new bleachers.
McLeod County Agricultural Association Hutchinson, MN Replace and expand the existing wash rack area outside of the beef & swine barn. 
Northern Wisconsin State Fair Association, Inc Chippewa Falls, WI Renovate the Poultry Barn that currently does not have a roof,  and add new lights and outlets.
Pierce County Fair and Fairgrounds Ellsworth, WI Spray foam insulation to the roof a new 120' x 44'  exhibit building.  
Pipestone County Fair Pipestone, MN Lighting, ventilation, and display cases/shelving in 4-H, FFA,  and open class exhibit building.
Polk County Fair Society Inc. St. Croix Falls, WI Restoration of the oldest livestock barn on the fairgrounds.
Rice County 4-H Federation Faribault, MN Remodel goat pens.
Rock County Agricultural Society Luverne, MN Repair the Horse Barn by replacing old deteriorated wood stalls.
Sawyer County Fair Association Hayward, WI Supply electric or water to the cement slab that we are currently using to house the swine, goats and sheep.
Sibley County Agricultural Association (Fair) Arlington, MN Purchase pens for FFA building. 
Steele County Free Fair Owatonna, MN Purchase additional gating for stalling sheep, goats, alpaca, llamas and other exotic animals. 
Winona County Agricultural & Industrial Fair Association St. Charles, MN Goat pens and a load of lime.
Wright County Agricultural Society Howard Lake, MN Purchase and install sun and weather protection curtains on sheep barn.