Major Donor Provides Boost to Agricultural Society
Maia Coleman
A major gift from an anonymous donor was announced this week by the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, providing a boost for the venerable society in this summer of need.
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Was Island Institution: After 84 Year Island Fair to Be Discontinued This Year at Least
Vineyard Gazette

After eighty-four consecutive years of existence the Dukes County Agricultural fair will be discontinued, for this year at least. State premiums have been cut to a minimum, and the receipts normally expected from the gate and other sources of revenue are not expected to be sufficient to cover expenses. Such was the announcement made by George G. Gifford, secretary of the association, yesterday. Charles G. Norton is the president of the association.

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Film Festival Scraps Plan to Buy Land From Ag Society
Louisa Hufstader

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival is dropping its plan to buy about 10 acres of land in West Tisbury from the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society.

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With Events Increasing, Selectmen Grapple With Ag Hall Mission
Holly Pretsky
After some discussion, West Tisbury selectmen approved a list of 2019 events for the Agricultural Hall.
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Agricultural Society Names New Executive Director
The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society has named Kristina West as its executive director, the society announced this week.
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The Agricultural Hall
Vineyard Gazette
The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society have purchased some three acres of land in West Tisbury, of Mrs. Hannah Look, and the Society will shortly erect a building thereon.
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Ag Society Grants

The Agricultural Enhancement Program of the MV Agricultural Society recently awarded grants to four local farms.

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Ag Society Spring Potluck

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society hosts a spring potluck this Saturday, April 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ag Hall.

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Agricultural Society Votes in New Leadership
Steve Myrick

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society has a new president, new trustees and new officers following its annual meeting, marking a significant changing of the guard.

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Agricultural Fair Ladies Gain Hall of Fame Status
Eleanor Neubert and Kathy Lobb, longtime managers of the Ag Fair, were honored at a weekend ceremony.
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