The Butte / Lawrence County Fairgrounds located at Nisland, S.D. is gearing up for major improvements to the bleachers thanks to the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative. The new project will be recognized on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5 p.m. MT at the Fairgrounds located in Nisland.  


“The bleachers at the fairgrounds have been in disrepair for a number of years, and thanks to the South Dakota Farm Bureau we are able to make the changes that have needed to be made for a long time,” said Jodi Severson, Butte / Lawrence County Fair Board.. “Events at this facility draw crowds of all ages that come to watch and participate in events year around. This will be a tremendous positive impact to our community.”


The improvements were possible thanks to a $5,000 donation from the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative, combined with a $5,000 donation from the Butte / Harding / Lawrence Farm Bureau. Local businesses are also donating funds to complete the project.


The SDFB Centennial Community Initiative is a grant program for community projects that serve a need in a community, make a difference, have high visibility and reflect Farm Bureau’s mission and vision. SDFB invested $100,000 in local communities for community improvement projects during its centennial year in 2017.


The project in Nisland, as well as other projects that took place during the SDFB Centennial Year will be recognized at the SDFB Centennial Convention, November 17-18, 2017 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.  To learn more about the Centennial Convention visit