Youth programs in Aurora and Union County benefit thanks to South Dakota Farm Bureau

Youth programs in Aurora and Union County benefit thanks  to South Dakota Farm Bureau

Two South Dakota communities celebrated improvements to their fairgrounds thanks to donations from the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative grant.

 “Hundreds of youth are impacted in our communities because of  the 4-H program,” said Krystil Smit, SDFB Executive Director. “South Dakota Farm Bureau is proud to play a role to help improve these facilities to continue making sure the 4-H program is a viable part of the communities we serve.”

To mark the improvements at the Union County Fairgrounds in Alcester, a crowd gathered Friday afternoon for a root beer float social as they celebrated updates to the Swine Barn thanks to funding of $3,000 from SDFB and $3,700 from the Clay / Union County Farm Bureau.

In Plankinton, Aurora County 4-H members and families recognized new appliances and a cabinet remodel at the 4-H Ag Building. The improvements were possible because of a $2,500 donation from SDFB and $1,000 from Aurora / Jerauld / Sanborn County Farm Bureau.

This project is one of several SDFB Centennial Community Initiative projects that will be announced in the coming weeks. 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. To learn more about South Dakota Farm Bureau visit www.sdfbf.org.