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Regional cooperative invests in the future of the State Fair and 4-H


HURON, S.D. (KELO-AM) – The South Dakota State Fair Foundation announced today that Wheat Growers has given a $50,000 gift to the Capital Campaign for the building of a new exhibit hall on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds. 


“Wheat Growers is proud to support the construction of the 4-H building on the State Fairgrounds in Huron,” said Steve Briggs, Wheat Growers’ senior vice president of Agronomy and Corporate Marketing. “4-H is an organization that helps develop our future agricultural leaders and we are proud that we can participate in a partnership with this outstanding organization.”


“This generous contribution demonstrates Wheat Growers’ commitment to 4-H, youth development and the continued success of the South Dakota State Fair,” said Jerome Hertel, SD State Fair director.


The new 46,910 square-foot exhibit hall will feature more than 35,000 square feet of exhibit space, multiple classrooms, a large kitchen for 4-H Special Foods competitions, year-round concessions and a performance stage.


Those interested in supporting the Capital Campaign should contact the State Fair office at 605.353.7340 or visit www.sdstatefairfoundation.com.


Wheat Growers is a farmer-owned, farmer-governed grain and agronomy cooperative with 37 locations in South Dakota and three locations in North Dakota. Wheat Growers exists to provide, with integrity, its 5,400 member-owners and 17,000 equity holders, with reliable markets, services and quality products through a safety-oriented, profitable and innovative organization. Visit them at www.wheatgrowers.com.


Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating over $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 122,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online athttp://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.



Photo Caption: (Left to Right) From left to right: Jerome Hertel- State Fair director, Isaiah Sharp-4-H member, Michael Sperry – 4-H member, Kathy Sperry –Capital Campaign 4-H Club Gift Division, Matthew Sperry – 4-H member, Daniel Sharp - 4-H member, Donna Sharp - co-chair of the Capital Campaign Individual Gift Division, Gary Sharp- co-chair of the Capital Campaign Individual Gift Division and State Fair Commissioner, Jessemy Sharp – 4-H member, Steve Briggs – Wheat Growers senior vice president of Agronomy and Corporate Marketing.