Visitors to the World’s Only Corn Palace can now learn more about agriculture thanks to a donation from the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative (CCI).
“Touchscreen tablets were purchased with the CCI grant award and will be part of the children’s agriculture display at the popular tourist attraction,” said Cindy Foster, Davison-Hanson County Farm Bureau. “The tablets will include farm games for children to play and hopefully learn more about the agricultural industry while visiting the Corn Palace. This is the beginning of a larger project that will make ag information available year-round to reach not only tourists, but also school children.”
The donation will be recognized on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Following the recognition, the interactive display will be on hand to utilize.
Funding was made possible by a $5,000 donation from the South Dakota Farm Bureau combined with a $1,000 donation from the Davison – Hanson County Farm Bureau. This is one of many SDFB Centennial Community Initiative projects that have been announced this summer. 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 is investing $100,000 in local communities for community Improvement projects during its centennial year in 2017.