Linco Ag & Education Center

IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO BUILD A GREAT TOMORROW

The Lincoln County Fairgrounds has been at its current location since 1944 and has impacted the lives of countless individuals.  Lincoln County 4-H members have been able to exhibit their special products and projects; and over 5,000 individuals attend the fair and other events each year.

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PROJECT OVERVIEW

Welcome to the Linco Ag & Education Center at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.

This multi-function facility will consist of three areas that can be used together for one event or separately for multiple events at one time.

 

The new building committee has worked for a few years on what we feel is the perfect design for the fairgrounds and Lincoln County. It’s our time to attract even more people to our area for events instead of other cities up and down the interstate.

North Platte is the ideal area for a new facility. Our Central location has opened up potential opportunities to host larger scale events - dog shows, cattle and horse shows, a large number of rodeo events, barrel races, team roping's, and even an event that is  growing in popularity ... Mounted Cowboy Shooting.

Our current facilities are not equipped to host many of the events that has been requested. The New Linco Ag & Education Center would allow new opportunities to happen that currently don't exist in our area. This facility would allow us to think bigger!

Many projects, including the Linco Ag & Education Center, was halted when the pandemic hit. For months we couldn’t meet in person for board meetings, we couldn’t go visit friends and supporters of our project and at times, it felt like the project was lost. We received lots of questions over the past year about the status of the building and if we were moving forward. These inquiries enticed us to re-energized our committee to move this project forward.

North Platte has so many great things happening right now. The Canteen District, the new movie theater, many new restaurants are opening, and who can forget about District 177. We couldn't think of a better time to kick-off this project.

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AERIAL VIEW & LOCATION

Bonus parking and a great view from the Highway will provide the NEW Lincoag & Education Center with the opportune location for rodeo, 4-H, convention, sports, and other events for the Lincoln County area. 

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ARENA/OUTDOOR

The Floor Plan of the Linco Ag & Education center is versatile.

Arena space is 157' x 300' with

130' x 200' dirt floor arena, with approximately 1,100 permanent seats.


Outdoor Space has an 80' x 120' open-sided "lean too" for tie outs, stalling, etc... with an 80' x 80' enclosed area for wash outs and restroom facilities, including showers.

Second floor contains a 40' x 80' meeting room.

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MEETINGS & CLASSROOMS

Front Concourse will feature (2) office areas; (2) 30' x 60' classroom/rental spaces; concession area with an education kitchen and restroom facilities; option to open the entire front concourse area up to seat approximately 500.  

Year End Fundraising Goal

We currently have matching funds grants that have been applied for. One large grant has put us on a short timeline to raise funds by the end of the year. To date, the Lincoln County Ag Society has $750,000 raised or pledged for this project. As we all have witnessed the increase in cost of building materials, the new building budget had to increase as well from the "pre-pandemic" budget. 

Donate today! Help us reach our Goal

The current year-end fundraising

goal is set at

 

$2,000,000.00

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 Giving Levels 

GRAND CHAMPION ..................... $100,000 and above

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION ...... $50,000 - $99,000

CHAMPION ................................ $25,000 - $49,999

RESERVE CHAMPION ................. $10,000 - $24,999

PURPLE RIBBON ........................ $1,000 - $9,999

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Naming Rights

ARENA ...................................... $750,000

TEACHING KITCHEN ................... $100,000

CONCOURSE .............................. $75,000

TRAINING ROOMS (4) ................ $50,000 EACH

LIVESTOCK WASH AREA ............. $50,000

BOARD ROOM ............................ $50,000

OPEN AIR LEAN-TO ..................... 
$25,000

Checks can also be directly mailed to:

Lincoln County Ag Society

% Linco Ag & Education Center Fund

5015 Rodeo Road

North Platte, NE 69101

Or directly donated into the account at:

1st State Bank

410 Rodeo Road

North Platte, NE 69101

Questions?

Lynn Johnson

Project Manager | Chief Construction

Office: (308) 238-2756

Cell: (308) 627-6687

lynn.johnson@chiefind.com

or

Lisa Citta

Chair of New Building Committee | Lincoln Co Ag Society

Office: (308) 534-8191

building@lincofair.com