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Nordby Exhibit Hall Dedicated



For Immediate Release: Sep. 4, 2016
Media Contact: Jody Heemstra, 605.773.4073


Nordby Exhibit Hall Dedicated


HURON, S.D.- A dedication ceremony for the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community was held Sunday, Sept. 4, during the 2016 South Dakota State Fair. Hundreds of supporters, donors, volunteers and 4-H families turned out for the event.

“The Nordby Exhibit Hall is a wonderful addition to our South Dakota State Fairgrounds,” said South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Mike Jaspers. “The hall shows a high level of commitment toward the future of youth in our state by giving 4-H’ers a modern facility to display their talents for years to come.”

During this year’s state fair, many of the 4-H public speaking activities were held in the new exhibit hall and 4-H static exhibits were on display.

“The building has worked exceptionally well for 4-H this week,” said Peter Nielson, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program director. “We’ve had a record number of visitors looking at static exhibits and we have heard a number of positive comments about the building and its functionality.”

"In addition to being a home for 4-H families at the State Fair, the Nordby Exhibit Hall is a venue that will host a wide variety of events year round,” said State Fair commissioner Loren Noess. “In fact, we already have events booked for the near future that would not have come to the state fairgrounds if we hadn't had the Nordby Hall here."

Opportunities to donate are still available. Any donation of $1,000 toward the capital campaign is recognized with an engraved Sioux quartzite paver brick located permanently in the new exhibit hall. Gifts can be made over a three-year period and gifts of any size are welcome as they contribute to reaching the capital campaign goal. Those interested in supporting the capital campaign are invited to contact the State Fair Foundation at www.sdstatefairfoundation.com.


Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.



A current photo of the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community can be downloaded from the SD State Fair Foundation Facebook page.