State Fair Foundation announces Wilbur-Ellis contribution toward the SHED

HURON — The South Dakota State Fair Foundation announced that agribusiness company Wilbur-Ellis has pledged $100,000 toward the ‘Raise The SHED’ fundraising campaign.

The SHED is the new home for Open Class sheep at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds, and will serve as a multi-purpose facility, including a show arena and educational center.

The indoor educational center will provide a place for interactive learning about the sheep industry, opportunities in agriculture, and the state’s rich agricultural history.

“We’re excited about the new sheep facility and are looking forward to seeing it in use in the near future,” said Matt Richmond, Wilbur-Ellis District Sales Manager.

The “Raise The SHED” campaign includes several donor opportunities for all donation levels, including show arena naming rights and donor wall sponsorships.

The fundraising goal is $3 million. The total project cost is approximately $8 million.

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