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Dairy Barn #2 going up

According to the St. Croix County Fair together with the St. Croix County 4-H Dairy Committee and Friends of the St. Croix County Fairgrounds construction of Dairy Barn #2 has begun and will be complete for the 2013 Fair.

Dairy Barn #2, which will include a milking facility, completes the construction of the Dairy Complex. A new feature will be a public viewing area for Fair attendees to observe cows being milked.

According to Todd Doornink and Terry Mitchell, Dairy Committee members, "the dream, which started in 1999 has come to be, thanks to the great support of our St. Croix County Community and the hard work of many."

Since beginning the capital fund drive in 2007, the support has been incredible from a large cross section of the county. Of particular note is the strong support of the ag community, 4-H clubs and FFA Chapters, civic organizations, businesses as well as many individuals.

According to Chris Libbey, Friends of the St. Croix County Fairgrounds, and Gail Maier, St Croix County Fair, Inc. "not only has Dairy Barn #1 been completely paid for, but with over $60,000 raised towards Dairy Barn #2 and the support of an area bank loan pool, we are proceeding on Dairy Barn #2 at least a year ahead of schedule!"