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Compeer Financial, formerly 1st Farm Credit Services, AgStar Financial Services and Badgerland Financial, is now accepting grant applications for its Fair Facility Upgrade Grant Program. Fair organizations in Compeer Financial’s 144-county territory are eligible to apply for up to $3,000. Funding must be used to update or improve fairground structures such as livestock buildings, livestock judging arenas or 4-H buildings. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2018.

Compeer Financial proudly supports local and county fairs across their Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin territory, recognizing the important role they play in youth development and celebrating agricultural heritage and rural life.

This grant program is offered by Compeer Financial's corporate giving program, the Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America. County fairs enhance rural communities by bringing people of all ages together to learn and experience agriculture. The grant program is designed to help fund upgrades and repairs of fairgrounds and facilities so fairs can continue to offer the best possible experience to fair-goers year after year.

Program information and the application form can be found on, search for “Grants”.

About Compeer Financial
Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. The $19.5 billion organization provides loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Based in the Upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America, while providing personalized service and expertise to clients and the agriculture industry.

Compeer Financial is the third largest cooperative of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of lending institutions supporting agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. For more information about Compeer Financial, visit