140 Years of Tradition and Agriculture

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
McLeod County Agricultural Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
March 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

To collect and collate historical photographs, memorabilia, and personal stories in order to preserve the history of the McLeod County Fair. The fair will seek out stories and request historical items, for loan or donation, to the McLeod County Agricultural Association. During the 140th anniversary of the fair, visitors can view a history display. Funds will be used to preserve a piece of Minnesota's heritage in a single collection, while educating the public with displays.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
2011 Laws of Minnesota, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivison 10
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of agriculture for grants to county agricultural societies to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The grants shall be in addition to the aid distributed to county agricultural societies under Minnesota Statutes, section 38.02. The commissioner shall award grants as follows: (1) $700,000 each year distributed in equal amounts to each of the state's county fairs to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage;

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Recipient Board Members
Jim Fahey
Jerry Schimelpfenig
Connie Lambert
Casey Walters
Tina Huebner
Bob Paulson
Rob Shimpa
Keith Tongen
Douglas Tuman
Scott Ziegler
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
McLeod County Agricultural Association
Street Address
840 Century Avenue Southwest
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155

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