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Nobles County Fair Receives an Upgrade

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The Nobles County Fair will be able to add an overhead fan for the fairgrounds livestock show arena, thanks to a County Fair Facility Upgrade Grant from Compeer Financial.

The fair in Worthington, Minnesota hosts 15,000 guests each summer, and the livestock show arena is one of the most visited buildings. The $3,000 grant to help upgrade the ventilation will mean a more comfortable experience for the exhibitors, animals and spectators.

The fair was one of 62 organizations to receive dollars from the County Fair Facility Upgrade Grant, offered by Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America, the Farm Credit cooperative’s giving program. This year, $180,000 in grants were awarded.

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.

 “While the status of summer activities at fairgrounds have been cancelled or are still unknown due to COVID-19, we know our county fairs are still in need of building, equipment and grounds improvements,” said Karen Schieler, Senior Corporate Giving Specialist at Compeer Financial.

Since the program was established in 2018, the Fund has awarded County Fair Facility Upgrade Grants to 181 agencies for a total impact of over $524,500. This year, the grants will touch the lives of 1.7 million people. The Fund intends to offer this grant again in March 2021. 

“These grants will help improve fairground facilities and positively impact rural communities for years to come,” added Schieler. “We hope to aid fairs in providing visitors with the best experience possible as they enjoy the timeless tradition of the county fair.”

Read our press release for more information about the Country Fair Facility Upgrade Program and to see the 62 organizations receiving support. 
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