Steele County Fair History Exhibits and Programs

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Steele County Agricultural Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
May 2013
End Date
August 2013
Counties Affected
Project Overview

To highlight past agricultural practices at the Steele County Fair. The Milk Buds are an eight horse miniature hitch, and will stroll the fairgrounds on a regular schedule to showcase a time when horses and hitches were a key method to moving freight in the country. The fair will also rebuild display cases and tables for their Organic Crops department. All displayed crops are certified organic and will feature the ways crops were grown over 50 years ago.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
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.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Recipient Board Members
Tim Arlt, Paul Arnefelt, Bruce Busho, Dan Deml, Mark Ditlevson, Corky Ebeling, Rick Ellingson, Gene Fisher, Mike Hamilton, Tracy Ignaszewski, Sandy Jirele, Jim Linder, Roger Noble, Richard Reinhardt, Brent Svenby, Ron VanNurden
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Steele County Fair
Administered By
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625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155

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