Area County Fairs Getting Funds to Perform Upgrades to Their Facilities

Area County Fairs Getting Funds to Perform Upgrades to Their Facilities

Compeer Financials Fund for Rural America, the Farm Credit cooperative’s giving program, has awarded 62 grants as part of their County Fair Facility Upgrade Grant Program, totaling $180,000.

County Fair Facility Upgrade Grants support county fairs throughout Compeer’s territory by providing a means to improve the facilities and experiences they offer to their rural communities.

The Lee County Fair Association will use the grant to install new lighting in the main building.  The Ogle County Fair will add new pens in the sheep and goat barn while the Whiteside County Fair will make repairs to windows in the beef, dairy and horse barns.