Agricultural Association Membership
The Johnson County
Agricultural Mechanical Society was organized in 1887. During this time
the society held fairs annually for 31 years near where City High is now.
Then in 1929, the annual county 4-H Home Economics Shows began under the
sponsorship of the Extension Service which was associated with Farm
Bureau. Shows were held at various locations including sale barns, tented
areas, the U of I Stadium and Field House.
In 1949, the Johnson County Agricultural Association was formed by people
interested in 4-H who recognized the need for permanent facilities. These
people began taking up donations and seeking out memberships. They then
assumed rights to state and county aid through an affidavit of dissolution
of the 1887 Society.
Memberships are open to individuals, couples, businesses or 4-H clubs
interested in the purposes of the corporation. Members must be 18 years of
age. Each membership is limited to 1
vote. The association now has approximately 200 members.
PURPOSES and BENEFITS
Have ownership of the Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds
Free Gate at Johnson County 4-H Fair
Eligible to be on Board of Directors (Fair Board)
Supports 4-H and Youth of Johnson County
4-H Fairgrounds top facility in the state
Community Center for Iowa City and Johnson County
Home for ISU/Johnson County Extension Service
Carry on a long time Johnson County Tradition
I / we would like to become a lifetime member of the association. Enclosed
is my payment of $25.00 payable to Johnson County Agricultural
City __________________ State _____ Zip ___________
Return to: Johnson County Agricultural Association
4261 Oak Crest Hill Road SE
Iowa City, IA 52246
# 319-337-5865 or Fax # 319-338-2291