The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently awarded over $76,000 in grants for its County Fair Facility Upgrade grant program.
Twenty six county fair programs received grants to use toward fairground agricultural building improvements. The Minnesota and Wisconsin organizations receiving grants of $3,000 this year include Goodhue County Fair and Agriculture Society and Wabasha County Agricultural Fair Association.
The mission of this program is to support rural areas and county fair organizations as upgrades or maintenance are done on fairground livestock buildings, 4-H buildings or livestock judging arenas.
Every county in AgStar's 69 county service area is eligible to apply for a grant up to $3,000 if it has not received a grant in the last two years.