Ag Society Discusses Storm Damage and Insurance

Ag Society Discusses Storm Damage and Insurance
The Custer County Ag Society met on Tuesday night. Left to Right: Scott Reynolds, Travis Schauda, Steve Horn, Ron Chytka, Becky Pearson

On Tuesday evening, another budget discussion took place in the county: the Custer County Ag Society met at the Shooting Sports building to discuss the $154,000 budget request. Steve Horn reported that expenses this year came to $259,709.43 and that $11,365.32 currently sits in the new events account.

No formal Extension or 4-H Council reports were given, but Marla Stallbaumer said the 4-H Council will meet on Monday night, 8 p.m. in the 4-H building.

Grounds Manager JJ Marten reported that the fairgrounds are fully staffed at this time. The board approved Marten to include a manure spreader, a tractor, extra lights, and other items in the Dave Davis Consignment Auction on October 14 beginning at 9 a.m. at the fairgrounds.

Right to Left: Marla Stallbaumer, Corey Palmer, Sonya Atkins, Scott Reynolds

Sharon Roberts with Insurance of the Heartland talked with the board about recent storm damage and updating insurance policies. She has examined the fairgrounds and an adjuster will walk the grounds later this week. She advised the board to move forward with replacing broken lights and windows for safety purposes, and to prepare for upcoming events such as the Mid States Rodeo this weekend.

When the board came around to committee reports, it was mentioned that a wages meeting will take place in October, an NRA grant application is being prepared, and the ad campaigns are wrapping up for this weekend’s rodeo.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:18 p.m.