SPENCER, IOWA- A large raised deck with seating for the public was one of the new additions to the Clay County Fair thanks to a contribution from Farm Credit Services of America.
"We have always been strong supporters of the Clay County Fair, and we're glad to make a contribution that will make the fairgrounds an even better place for visitors," commented Ron Eichmeier, Vice President from the Emmetsburg office. Eichmeier presented a check for $25,000 to Phil Hurst, Secretary/Manager of Clay County Fair on September 15.
The terrace is a large raised platform with tables and chairs located near the Sundholm Environmental Education Center and the Ag Learning Center. FCSAmerica has also agreed to help cover the cost of maintenance on the platform through 2011.
FCSAmerica officials with representatives from the Clay County Fair.
"Throughout the years we've had a great partnership with FCSAmerica," comments Secretary/Manager Hurst, "This year they really stepped up to a level where they are a key partner to the fair." He goes on to say that "The addition of the terrace was really one of the highlights of the 2008 fair, especially in the area of relaxation and education."
Farm Credit Services of America is proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With over 73,000 customers, a cash patronage program and assets of $14.3 billion, FCSAmerica is one of the region's leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at www.fcsamerica.com .