The generosity of AgriGold Hybrids towards agricultural youth was on display again earlier this week at two county fairs in western Ohio.
A check for $1,000 was presented to each of the Clinton and Madison County Jr. Fair Boards for use in whatever way they see fit.
AgriGold Representative Kyle Wilson said the initiative was made to recognize the hard work by youngsters in agriculture and served as a way to give back to local communities. Ten separate county fairs across Ohio will receive $1,000 each this summer. Clinton and Madison mark the second and third donations so far.
On Monday, Wilson attended the Clinton County Fair to give Jr. Fair Board members their check. Accepting the donation was the Clinton County Jr. Fair Board President Alex Vaughan and Fair King Dallas Surface. A special attendee was also there as 2014 Ohio Fairs’ Queen Kathryn Whinnery made an appearance.
“I’d like to thank them (AgriGold) on behalf of this fair. I’m sure they’re really excited to have the donation,” Whinnery said. “I think it’s amazing what they’re doing. A lot of Jr. Fair Boards don’t get the support, so it’s nice to see them support this county’s fair.”
Vaughan also expressed her gratefulness on behalf of exhibitors as a whole.
“It means a lot to the entire the Jr. Fair Board and to the whole fair. We’ll be using it for scholarship money or help for improvements,” Vaughan said.
At Tuesday’s Madison County Fair, Ohio Ag Net’s Bart Johnson helped to give out the $1,000 on behalf of AgriGold Hybrids. Accepting the donation was Madison County Fair King Grant Johnson and Queen Rachel Garrison.
“We feel pretty honored to be awarded the money. Anything helps and we’re deeply honored,” Johnson said.
Grant said though they are unsure where the money will go, Jr. Fair exhibitors will put it to good use.
Dale Minyo did his midday broadcast from each of the fairs. Seven more fairs will receive donations of $1,000 from AgriGold as the summer continues.