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FAIRGROUNDS FOUNDATION SEES PROGRESS

An 11-member foundation board organized a year ago to raise funds for much needed repairs to the Springfield and Du Quoin fairgrounds. The foundation has gained tax exempt status and has launched a website to accept donations. (FarmWeekNow.com)

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

The State Fair Foundation is awaiting word from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s legal office on whether approval is required from the Illinois General Assembly to sell naming rights to buildings on the fairgrounds in Springfield and DuQuoin. Regardless, said John Slayton, chairman of the foundation’s board, fundraising will continue. “We have four or five conversations going,”… read more

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STATE FAIRGROUNDS READY FOR FAIR

#Illinois Director of Agriculture Raymond Poe Tuesday said the fairgrounds in Springfield and DuQuoin will be ready for fairs later this summer, though no major updates will be made before then. Poe added that prior to the opening of the Midwest Charity Horse Show, going on this week at the fairgrounds in Springfield, steps were… read more

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FOUNDATION TO SELL NAMING RIGHTS

Members of the Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation said Sunday they’re hoping to sell the naming rights to state fair building to help fund capital improvements. The group, which held its first fundraiser this past weekend at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, hopes to raise $3 million to $5 million every year. (State Journal-Register)

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AG DAY

Tuesday is Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair.  The Sale of Champions will be the highlight of the day’s event.

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STATE FAIR

It’s just a week before the Illinois State Fair in Springfield begins.  Check FarmWeekNow.com on Friday for details on the fair, plus video from the preview day.  

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YOUNG LEADERS AWARDS

The Caleb May family of Christian County was named the IFB Young Leader Excellence in Agriculture award recipient at the Illinois State Fair Tuesday.  The Achievement in Ag award winner was Matt and Jenna Kilgus of Fairbury in Livingston County.  Additional details at FarmWeekNow.com.

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