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Lancaster County Agricultural Society

The Lancaster County Ag Society conducts monthly public meetings, usually on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30pm (7pm November to March) in the Lancaster Event Center office (in building closest to 84th Street on west side). Agendas and Minutes are now posted online as of 2017. If you need access to older agendas and minutes, please contact the Lancaster Event Center office at 402.441.6545.

 Agendas Minutes 
December 2018 December 2018
November 15, 2018 November 15, 2018
October 18, 2018 October 18, 2018
September 20, 2018 September 20, 2018
August 23, 2018 August 23, 2018
July 19, 2018 July 19, 2018
June 21, 2018 June 21, 2018
May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018
April 19, 2018 April 19, 2018
March 15, 2018 March 15, 2018
February 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
January 18, 2018 January 18, 2018

 

2017 Lancaster County Ag Society Meeting Agendas & Minutes

 

Lancaster County Fairgrounds JPA

The Joint Public Agency manages improvements to the Lancaster County Fairgrounds funded by Lancaster County property tax bonds. Members include three board members from the Lancaster County Ag Society and two from Lancaster County Commissioners that are designated by their respective boards annually. 2018 JPA members are Todd Wiltgen, Roma Amundson, Kendra Ronnau, Jim Swanson, and Ron Suing.

The monthly public meetings, usually on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm (6:30pm November to March) in the Lancaster Event Center office (in building closest to 84th Street on west side). Agendas and Minutes are now posted online as of January 2018 or agendas can be viewed at the Lancaster Event Center office window. If you need access to older agendas and minutes, please contact the Lancaster Event Center office at 402.441.6545. Note: The JPA may skip some monthly meetings when there is no business to cover--please check monthly.

 Agendas Minutes 
December 2018 December 2018
November 15, 2018 November 15, 2018
October 18, 2018 October 18, 2018
September 20, 2018 September 20, 2018
August 23, 2018 August 23, 2018
July 19, 2018 July 19, 2018
June 21, 2018 June 21, 2018
May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018
April 19, 2018 April 19, 2018
March 15, 2018 March 15, 2018
February 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
January 18, 2018 January 18, 2018

 

Contact the Lancaster County Agricultural Society!

 

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Left to right: Ron Suing, Tom Messick, Karen Rutt, John Cooper, Ron Dowding,

Kendra Ronnau, Jamie Bauman, Jim Swanson. Not pictured: Jay Wilkinson

 

Who is the Lancaster County Ag Society?

The Lancaster Event Center and the Lancaster County Super Fair are managed for the Lancaster County public by the publicly elected, separate county-level political subdivision called the Lancaster County Agricultural Society.

The nine board members are publicly elected volunteers that come from Lancaster County with a passion for the Ag Society’s mission to further the understanding and engagement with the agricultural and natural roots of Lancaster County with a special focus on supporting youth in the 4-H and FFA programs. Annual election for the Ag Society board members (with 3 year terms there are three board members up for election each year) is held each December before the Annual Meeting—see December agenda for details or call the Lancaster Event Center office at 402.441.6545.

The Ag Society had the vision to build the Lancaster Event Center to open on February 1, 2001 after the Lancaster County fair had outgrown the Nebraska State Fairgrounds before it decided to move to Grand Island (now UNL Innovation Campus). Over 750 Lancaster county 4-H/FFA youth participate in year-round 4-H competitions and meetings at the Lancaster Event Center which culminate in over 4000 entries in the annual Lancaster County Super Fair competitions. The Super Fair provides a great learning opportunity as well as chance to earn a berth to compete in the Nebraska State Fair.

The Lancaster County Super Fair is organized entirely by the Lancaster County Ag Society with support from their Lancaster Event Center full-time staff and funded by an approx. $200K operating budget provided from a property tax levy as is done in every county since the inception of the State of Nebraska over 150 years ago. The Lancaster County Super Fair is the largest county fair in the state of Nebraska with the lowest per capita funding due to the growth in Lancaster County over the years while the funding is capped under a Nebraska state lid law. The Lancaster County Super Fair celebrated its 147th year in 2017.

The Lancaster Event Center is proud to have been named a new home of the NHSFR (National High School Finals Rodeo) every two of six years starting in July 2020! Join us in welcoming over 1650 high school rodeo contestants, the best of the best coming from 43 states, 5 Canadian provinces and Australia—we are looking for volunteers, suppliers, vendors, donors, temporary staff etc. Please fill out an interest form to let us know how you’d like to be involved in the fun of preparing for and hosting the NHSFR!

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