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Left to right: Ron Suing, Tom Messick, Karen Rutt, John Cooper, Ron Dowding,

Kendra Ronnau, Jamie Bauman, Jim Swanson. Not pictured: Jay Wilkinson


Who is the Lancaster County Ag Society?

The Lancaster Event Center and the Lancaster County Super Fair are managed for the Lancaster County public by the publicly elected, separate county-level political subdivision called the Lancaster County Agricultural Society.

The nine board members are publicly elected volunteers that come from Lancaster County with a passion for the Ag Society’s mission to further the understanding and engagement with the agricultural and natural roots of Lancaster County with a special focus on supporting youth in the 4-H and FFA programs. Annual election for the Ag Society board members (with 3 year terms there are three board members up for election each year) is held each December before the Annual Meeting—see December agenda for details or call the Lancaster Event Center office at 402.441.6545.

The Ag Society had the vision to build the Lancaster Event Center to open on February 1, 2001 after the Lancaster County fair had outgrown the Nebraska State Fairgrounds before it decided to move to Grand Island (now UNL Innovation Campus). Over 750 Lancaster county 4-H/FFA youth participate in year-round 4-H competitions and meetings at the Lancaster Event Center which culminate in over 4000 entries in the annual Lancaster County Super Fair competitions. The Super Fair provides a great learning opportunity as well as chance to earn a berth to compete in the Nebraska State Fair.

The Lancaster County Super Fair is organized entirely by the Lancaster County Ag Society with support from their Lancaster Event Center full-time staff and funded by an approx. $200K operating budget provided from a property tax levy as is done in every county since the inception of the State of Nebraska over 150 years ago. The Lancaster County Super Fair is the largest county fair in the state of Nebraska with the lowest per capita funding due to the growth in Lancaster County over the years while the funding is capped under a Nebraska state lid law. The Lancaster County Super Fair celebrated its 147th year in 2017.

The Lancaster Event Center is proud to have been named a new home of the NHSFR (National High School Finals Rodeo) every two of six years starting in July 2020! Join us in welcoming over 1650 high school rodeo contestants, the best of the best coming from 43 states, 5 Canadian provinces and Australia—we are looking for volunteers, suppliers, vendors, donors, temporary staff etc. Please fill out an interest form to let us know how you’d like to be involved in the fun of preparing for and hosting the NHSFR!

Lancaster County Agricultural Society Monthly Meeting Agendas & Minutes

The Lancaster County Ag Society conducts monthly public meetings, usually on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm (7 pm November to March) in the Lancaster Event Center office (in building closest to 84th Street on west side). Agendas and Minutes are now posted online as of 2017. If you need access to older agendas and minutes, please contact the Lancaster Event Center office at 402.441.6545.

 Agendas Minutes 
December 2017  
November 2017 November 2017
October 2017 October 2017
September 2017 September 2017
August 2017 August 2017
July 2017 July 2017
June 2017 June 2017
May 2017 May 2017
April 2017 April 2017
March 2017 March 2017
February 2017 February 2017
January 2017 January 2017


Contact the Lancaster County Agricultural Society!




Public Ag Society Meeting with County Board November 15, 2017

"Lancaster County Super Fair shortened; LEC sets sights on expansion" from Lincoln Journal Star

Ag Society Revamps 2018 Super Fair October 31, 2017

2017 Super Fair Engages YOUTH in Nebraska's 150th August 25, 2017

Top 10 Awesome Things This Weekend at the Super Fair August 11, 2017

Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend at the Super Fair August 5, 2017

1st EVER Lancaster County AKSARBEN Heritage Award August 4, 2017

What's NEW at the 2017 Super Fair! August 1, 2017

FROGGY98 Sponsors FREE MUSIC Series with Wide Variety of Local Favorites July 27, 2017

NEW Motocross on the Bluffs to Open Coors Motor Mania at Super Fair July 24, 2017

Super Fair Announces Red Dirt Artist Stoney LaRue for Super Fair June 26, 2017

NHSFR Selects LEC in Lincoln January 30, 2017

State Veterinarian Releases Quarantine May 10, 2016

Super Fair What's New August 2, 2016

Super Fair Motorsports July 28, 2016

Super Fair Free Concert Series July 20, 2016

Last Call for Volunteers July 14, 2016

LEC Anniversary, Remodel & Fundraiser May 10, 2016

Blackhawk at Super Fair May 2, 2016 

Equine Security Update April 20, 2016

15th Anniversary Invite May 12, 2016

2nd Largest Indoor Farm Show in US December 6, 2015

Updated Equine Biosecurity Measures May 18, 2015

Easton Corbin Backyard Party at Lancaster County Super Fair April 17, 2015

Equine Biosecurity Update April 29, 2014