Ribbon cutting at the NEW dairy barn!

What is Agricultural Benefit?

In 2013, Ag Benefit began with a goal to raise enough money to bring the Draft Horse Show back to the fair. The benefit was a success! The committee decided to continue with the idea of Ag Benefit, with hopes to have a new project each year that would contribute to the agricultural aspect of the fairgrounds.

A dinner is held annually between January and February. This event has raised over $100,000 in the past eight years. Thanks to the generosity made by many businesses and individuals. (THANK YOU!!) Most of those improvements have directly benefited our 4-H and FFA members and their projects.

Some of the past project improvements include; donations for the new dairy barn; painting, lighting and paving of our rabbit barn; and improvements in the Miracle of Life display. There has been plumbing, electrical, and ventilation upgrades in the big livestock barn. Along with improvements to the horse arena and barn, the goat barn, and with a few other projects.

In 2020 we are raising money to buy 100 new Sheep and Meat Goat pens. The cost is $350 per pen. Each donor will have a nameplate attached to the pen(s) they purchase.

We greatly appreciate the generosity of all involved and look forward to what the future may hold. If you’re interested in joining our Agricultural Benefit Committee please contact Keith Hesche at khesche2000@yahoo.com for more information.

2020 Ag Benefit Project underway!