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 2011 recipients of the AgStar Fund County Fair Facility Upgrade Grant Program.


Fairground Location

Intended Use

Aitkin County Agriculture Society Aitkin, MN Replace the metal and  2x4's across the north side of cattle barn.
Burnett County Agricultural Society Fair Grantsburg, WI Build interior walls in 4-H exhibit building.
Carlton County Ag and Ind. Association Barnum, MN New roof on the dairy and beef Barn.
Cass County Agricultural Association Pine River, MN Renovation and maintenance of the sheep & goat barn.
Cass County Agricultural Society/ Pillager Fair Pillager, MN Electrical updates to barn built in 1938.
Dunn County Fair Menomonie, WI Repairs on 4-H horse barn.
Freeborn County Fair Albert Lea, MN Refurbish the kiddie farmyard.
Goodhue Cnty Agricultural Society & Mechanic Inst Zumbrota, MN Portable livestock pens.
Itasca County Agricultural Association Grand Rapids, MN Roof for new 4-H building.
Martin County Fair Fairmont, MN Concrete the cattle barn.
Mille Lacs County Agricultural Society Princeton, MN Replace the roof of the cattle barn.
Morrison County Ag Association Motley, MN New siding on horse/cattle barn.
Murray County Agricultural Society Slayton, MN Purchase new portable swine pens.
Nobles County 4-H Clubs Worthington, MN Improve the structural soundness of Olson Arena and make it handicap accessible.
Rusk County Livestock Committee Ladysmith, WI Replace doors on the pig pens in the pig barn.
The Bayfield County Fair Washburn, WI Clean & whitewash (with a fly control product included), upgrade lighting, and make repairs to doors on beef barn.
Washington County Agricultural Society Afton, MN Replace roof on 35 year old horse barn.