Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Wabasha County Agricultural Fair Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2012
End Date
September 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

To enhance the lighting in the demonstrations and exhibit building.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Pat Coleman: Acquisitions Librarian at the Minnesota Historical Society.
Sue Ellingsen: Former middle school band director at Blue Earth Area Public School. 2006 Blue Earth Area Teacher of the Year.
Jamey Flannery: Project Manager at Flannery Construction. Has full range of general contracting experience, from new construction to remodeling to improving historical structures.
Dan Grunhovd: Former president of the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs.
Ron Oleheiser: District 8 Representative of the Minnesota State Fair.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
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: (2) $700,000 each year for a competitive Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants Program-County Fairs. The commissioner shall award grants for the development or enhancement of county fair facilities or other projects or programs that provide access to the arts, arts education, or agricultural, historical, and cultural heritage programs, including but not limited to agricultural education centers, arts buildings, and performance stages.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Survey visitors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

86% of visitors who had visited the building previous years, found the light to be brighter.  11% did not, and 3% did not answer the question.Overall, 87% of visitors found it easy to see projects and artwork (including being able to read small print), 4% did not find it easy to see exhibited work, and 9% did not answer the question.

Source of Additional Funds

Wabasha County Agricultural Society

Recipient Board Members
Barb Petit
Paul Luhmann
Staci Sexton
Sue Lamprecht
Jim Evers
Sandy Gerken
Jon Podulske
Vince Sexton
Terry Timm
Mindy Tomfohrde
Matt Wadley
Jay Walgrave
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Wabasha County Agricultural Fair Association
Street Address
99 Coolee Way Rd
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155

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