Silent Auction Goes Online to Support Dairy Education

Dairy’s Foundation Silent Auction is new and improved this year bringing the ability to bid online. This adds extra time to bid on unique items and experiences. Auction proceeds will support education and leadership development programs in the dairy industry.

Online bidding will open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13. It will remain open through 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. In-person bidding will also be available during the 2024 Business Conference presented by Professional Dairy Producers (PDP) on March 13-14 at the Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Visit to view auction items.

Dairy’s Foundation provides financial support for programs that nurture the next generation of dairy leaders. It develops the skills of current dairy farmers and strengthen the bond of trust between consumers and producers.

“The silent auction to benefit Dairy’s Foundation has always been one of the highlights of the annual Business Conference. We’re excited to start the bidding early and expand it to those who can’t make it to the event in person,” said Brian Forrest, chair of Dairy’s Foundation board of directors. “There is truly something for everyone in the silent auction. There’s once-in-a-lifetime experiences and travel opportunities and also gift baskets and even a logo and branding package for a farm.”

Dozens of auction items will be available. These include sporting event tickets, artwork, household and farm items and also numerous gift baskets featuring Wisconsin cheeses and more. Unique experience and travel packages include a Bonnie Mohr experience tour, Crave Brothers cheese box and private farm tour, a two night stay on Washington Island, a five course meal prepared by a private chef, a Kalahari Resort spa package, a pig roast and more.

“We are very grateful to all of the individuals, farms, companies and organizations who have generously donated auction items again this year and look forward to investing auction proceeds to educational programs across the dairy industry,” said Forrest.