COLUMBUS - A state audit on the Platte County Agricultural Society says the organization needs to improve internal control over financial reporting and compliance with laws and regulations.

According to the audit, they found several issues, including with their debit and purchasing card program and their disbursement processes.

The agricultural society, which hosts horse racing, the county fair and other events, also lacks of policies when it comes to employee spending while traveling and meal discounts, according to the audit.

The state auditor's office also recommends the agricultural society document the expenditure of property tax dollars they receive.

General manager Brian Palmer said he considers all the findings concerning, but that they are all very minor.  He said the agricultural society has already taken steps to correct the shortcomings.