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Iosco, Gladwin county fairs get improvement grants

HALE / GLADWIN – The Michigan Department of Agriculture announced today that the Iosco and Gladwin County fairs are among 23 county fairs and selected for over $1.5 million in available grant funds to make needed building and other capital improvements on their fairground facilities.

“Our county fairs and expositions are often the first connection people have to Michigan agriculture and can be the place where our youth find a lifelong passion to farming and agri-food entrepreneurship,” said Director Tim Boring. “These grants invest in our rural communities, support our fairs and expos and help encourage our future ag leaders to learn and grow.”

Capital improvement grant recipients in the UpNorthVoice.com coverage area include:

  • Iosco County Fair: Grandstand Seating Expansion – $60,000. The Iosco County Fair is scheduled for July 24-29. For information visit Iosco County Fair.
  • Gladwin County Fair: Livestock Swine and Sheep Barn Pen Project – $57,000. The Gladwin County Fair is schedule for July 8-15. For information visit Gladwin County Fair.

For more information on grants available through MDARD, please visit their website at MDARD – County Fairs Capital Improvement Grants (michigan.gov) and MDARD – Livestock and Commodity Exposition Competitive Grants (michigan.gov)


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