|By MEGAN KUHN
TRAFALGAR, Ind. — Visitors to the Fort Wayne Farm Show next week will have the chance to support a worthwhile youth program and go home with some useful items through the annual Indiana FFA Benefit Auction.
The auction starts at 1 p.m. during the first two days of the farm show, January 17 and 18, according to Dawn Davis, development specialist for the Indiana FFA Foundation. It is held in the lobby area of the Coliseum.
“Money raised through the auction helps to fund leadership programs for FFA members across the state of Indiana,” said Davis.
The items will be placed on the auction block with the help of Schrader Auction Services. Indiana FFA members, including state and district officers, will also be on hand to work the auction.
“The Indiana FFA has been fortunate to receive several donations for our benefit auction,” said Davis. “Ag businesses have been generous with their contributions this year.”
Dave Dickerhoff of Dickerhoff Electric, Inc. donated a 7.5 kW PTO Generator valued at $2471 for this year’s auction. In addition, the FFA has received donations of seed, chemical, gift sets, advertising, toys, apparel, travel packages and equipment parts. Some companies, including Williamson Insurance Agency, Ousley Insurance and Midwest Bio-Tech, Inc., gave a cash donation directly to the Indiana FFA Foundation.
“To date, we’ve received nearly $10,000 in contributions for the auction,” Davis added. “We are grateful for the contributions. Without the faithful support of these donors, the auction would not be possible.”
If there is a company who would still like to donate an item or service to this year’s auction, contact Dawn Davis at 317-878-5513.
Company, Donated Item
Agro-Chem, Inc., 69142 2.6 qt. Hand Sprayer
Boss Hog, Gift Pack: jerky, shirt, pork-on-a-stick (2)
Crown Battery Systems, JumpPak Air Compressor with Work Light
Crow’s Hybrid Corn Co., Die-cast Replica 1949 International Truck
Dairyland Seed Co., Inc., V-neck Sweater (2)
Daugherty Companies, Inc., Dickey-john M3G Test (Grain Moisture)
DeKalb Financial Credit Union, $25 Gift Certificate (2)
Dickerhoff Electric, Inc. , Winpower 10/7PTCD 7.5KW PTO Generator with Traker and PTO Shaft
DTN, Gift Set: blanket, polo shirt, gloves, hat, calculator, pen, desk organizer
East Allen Ag & Turf, John Deere 8420 Toy Tractor
Ehlerding Motor Sports, Ball Cap and T-shirt
EMP Co-op, Inc., 3 Bags Croplan 691 Seed Corn
Farm Works Software, Farm Trac Computer Program
Farm Works Software, Stake Your Acres Computer Game (5)
Farmer’s Exchange, Advertising certificate (2)
Garst Seed Company, 6 Bags of Seed Corn
Great Lakes Hybrids, 2 Bags of Corn (Non-GMO or traits)
Great Lakes Hybrids, 2 Bags of Soybeans (Non-GMO or traits)
Hubner Seed Co., Inc., 2 Bags of H3440 Seed Corn
ICORN, 5 Bags of ICORN Conventional Hybrid
Indiana Farm Bureau, Discountinued Longaberger Medium Chore Basket
Indiana State Fair, 2 Free Tickets to the 2006 State Fair
Indiana Young Farmers’ Assoc., Pop-up Farm Equipment Children’s Book (2)
Indiana Young Farmers’ Assoc., 1/32 Toy Semi-Tractor Trailer (2)
Isch Seed, 10 Bags of RoundUp Ready Soybeans
Milk Promotion Services of Ind., Got Milk/3-a-Day of Dairy Goodie Basket (2)
OXBO International Corp., OXBO Jacket
Palmer-Young Distribution, Inc., Dole 400 Moisture Tester
Pioneer, 10 Bags of RoundUp Ready Soybeans
Steiner Tractor Parts, Inc., $50 Gift Certificate
Steiner Tractor Parts, Inc., Cast Iron Dinner Bell
Steinhoffer Scale Co., Inc., Portable Bench Scale, 400 lb. Capacity
Syngenta, 10 Units of Soybean Seed
Troxel Equipment, Toy Tractor
Van Horn Bolt Service, $20 Gift Certificate (2)
Watson’s Algoma Vacations, Fishing Vacation for Two in Ontario, Canada
Wildflower Ridge Honey, Large Basket of Honey (2)
Wilson Trailer Company, Die-cast Truck & Tractor
WLC, Company, Hog Sorting Panel
Zahm Trailer Sales, Inc., Voyager Brake Control
Published in the January 11, 2006 issue of Farm World.