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 2010 recipients of the AgStar Fund County Fair Facility Upgrade Grant Program.


Fairground Location

Intended Use

Benton County Agricultural Society Sauk Rapids, MN Cattle and horse barn repairs.
Blue Earth County Agricultural Society Garden City, MN Repair and upgrade swine facility.
Brown County Agricultural Society - Brown County Fair New Ulm, MN Update and improve electrical outlets, lighting, and wiring in the Coliseum. Add electrical lights, outlets, and wiring to the pig barn.
Carver County Agriculture Society Waconia, MN Roof repairs needed on the 4-H food stand and the 4-H Exhibitor building. 
Cottonwood County Agriculture Society Windom, MN Purchase gates to be used for the show pavillion and updates for the hog pen.  
Crow Wing County Fair Brainerd, MN Install water lines in the cattle barn, purchase a shade screen for the south side of the show arena building, concrete for a horse wash area and purchase new signs and gates. 
Dakota County Ag Society - Dakota County Fair Castle Rock Township - Farmington, MN An enclosed warm-up horse arena with proper footing and improving the condition of the existing arena. 
Dodge County Agricultural & Mechanical Society Kasson, MN Update the dairy and livestock barn facilities for junior exhibitors.
Faribault County Fair Blue Earth, MN Replace 3 overhead doors on 2 buildings. 
Fillmore County Fair Preston, MN Box stalls in the horse barn for the 4-H horse project. 
Head of the Lakes Fair, Inc.  (Douglas County) Superior, WI Replace poultry and small animal cages. Add electrical outlets into horse barn. 
Isanti County Agricultural Society Cambridge, MN Tear down, enlarge and remake 4-H wash rack for cattle and horses. 
Jackson County Fair Association Jackson, MN Upgrades to the poultry building. 
Mower County Fair Austin, MN Small animal [swine/sheep/goat] wash pens used by 4H and FFA members during summer events. 
Northern Wisconsin State Fair Assn, (Chippewa County) Chippewa Falls, WI Hog barn cement floor and hog washing/prep area replacement. 
Pierce County Fair and Fairgrounds Ellsworth, WI Electrical updates in the Jr. Exhibitor barns and rabbit/poultry building. Added electrical is needed for lighting and electrical plug ins. 
Pipestone County Agricultural Society Pipestone, MN Upgrade the pens in the sheep building.
Polk County Fair Society, Inc.            St. Croix Falls, WI Install concrete walkways in the livestock barns to make them more handicap accessible. 
Rice County Ag. Society - Rice County Fair Faribault, MN. Dairy barn to have a new fan or vent system installed, with new electrical wiring. 
Rock County Agriculture Society Luverne, MN Replace the gating in the swine barn and changing an existing shop into poultry and rabbit housing.  
Scott County 4-H Jordan, MN Improvements to the judges announcer stand and awards/sign backdrop in the judging arena/cattle barn. 
Sibley County Agriculture Association Arlington, MN Purchase permanent goat pens. 
Steele County Free Fair Owatonna, MN Milk room repairs.
Wabasha County Agricultural Society Wabasha, MN Increase voltage supplied to the livestock barn/show ring. 
Winona County Agricultureal & Industrial Society St. Charles, MN Updates on a dairy barn that has been converted into a 4-H and open class poultry and rabbit exhibit building. 
Wright County Ag. Society (Fair) Howard Lake, MN Replace the pens in the goat building.