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 2012 recipients of the AgStar Fund County Fair Facility Upgrade Grant Program.


Fairground Location

Intended Use

Ashland County Fair Association Marengo, WI Concrete floor in small animal barn, built in pens for swine and sheep.
The Friends of the St. Croix County Fairplex Glenwood City, WI Remove and replace corner poles and line posts for 60 year old sheep barn.
Chisago County Ag Society Rush City, MN Exterior wall boards for the horse barn.
St Croix County Meat Animal Glenwood City, WI New sound system for the meat animal auction; additional lighting, electrical, and fans for the hog barn; new cement for hog and beef barn; and light over beef wash rack.
Waseca County Fair Waseca, MN
Rescrew and repaint the show arena roof.
Watonwan County Ag Association St. James, MN Repair roof and some siding on 4-H food stand.
Todd County Ag Society Long Prairie, MN Three cement manure management and storage facilities.
Central Burnett County Fair Association Webster, WI Portable show ring, new gates on the damaged buildings, purchase rabbit and poultry cages.
Wright County 4-H Federation Howard Lake, MN Improve air flow and comfort in our 4-H exhibit building.
Pepin County Fairboard  Arkansaw, WI Complete the upgrade to the animal fair barn
Iron County Fair Association Saxon, WI Purchase and installation of new steel gate-panels around outdoor horse show ring and replacement of stalls in horse barn.
Olmsted County Agricultural Association Rochester, MN Update the milking equipment and electrical service to our 4-H dairy barn.
Sherburne County 4H Elk River, MN Add a multipurpose space and enhance our presentation ability.
Houston County Agricultural Society Caledonia, MN Enclose wall of the poultry/rabbit building, put in four windows and install four florescent lights.
Nicollet County Fair Board Saint Peter, MN New refrigerator and electrical rewiring; repairing electrical outlets in the dairy barn.
Scott County Agricultural Society Jordan, MN Rebuild sliding doors, new shingles and access door repair.
Le Sueur County Fair Association Le Center, MN Sand and footings in the arena.
Pine County 4-H Pine City, MN Purchase a new fridge for 4-H food stand.