Minnesota's Legacy

Improvement and Enhancement of Cultural Exhibits

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Becker County Agricultural Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
February 2012
End Date
July 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
2011 Laws of MN, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 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
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Survey visitors of the fine arts area.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Many positive comments. Received suggestions for next year's improvements.

Recipient Board Members
Robert Sonnenberg
Keith Sonnenberg
Lowell Jorgenson
Dustin Dahring
Shawn Eckert
Amy Jorgenson
Adam Lage
Sharon Leegard
Matt Moore
DeWayne Myhre
Travis Schauer
Vanessa Warling
Roger Winter
Project Overview

To improve display areas that feature quilts, historic and artistic photographs, American Indian fine art, indigenous floral arrangements, locally grown herbs, and other handiwork indicative of Becker county by purchasing display cases and improving lighting. Additionally, to feature American Indian performers and a Norwegian performing pair to share their talents under the free tent during the fair.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Becker County Agricultural Society
Street Address
PO Box 206
Detroit Lakes
Zip Code