Chisago County Fair receives grant

Chisago County Ag Society was one of 18 county fair programs to receive a $2,500 grant from AgStar Fund for Rural America to use toward fairground facility upgrades.

The mission of this grant program is to support rural areas and county fair organizations as upgrades or maintenance is done on fairground livestock buildings, 4-H buildings or livestock judging arenas.

“Many county fairs struggle on the upkeep of these old buildings and AgStar is proud to step in with monetary support to update them,” stated John Monson, chairman of AgStar’s Fund Board of Trustees. “County fairs are vital to the agriculture community and it’s an honor for us to help them succeed.”

Since its inception in 2001, the AgStar Fund has donated in excess of $3 million to organizations working to improve the future of rural America. Support must align with the Fund’s mission of enhancing life in agriculture and rural America.

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