The Wisconsin FFA Alumni & Supporters Association, Inc. is conducting a major fund-raising online auction as a prelude to their upcoming 41st annual state convention and business meeting being held as a hybrid event this year. The event is being hosted on Saturday, February 13, both in Green Bay and virtually. The online auction kicks off at 9 AM on Monday, February 1 and will run through 5 PM on February 14. This auction features several major agricultural items, numerous toy tractors for collectors and several other items. The online auction is open to the public and the complete list of auction items is available at https://www.auctionbyobrien.com/cgi-bin/mmdetails.cgi?obrien19. Bidding information can also be found at that page.
Some of the major items being featured on the auction include: ⦁ Kondex Corp. Lomira, WI has donated a Concave that will fit most rotary combines. The KX7 concaves will improve fuel economy as well as improve grain quality. There will be tech support from Kondex as well. The value of this item is $4-6000, The purchaser of the concaves will get whatever size and model that is needed and it includes support for installation. ⦁ Renk Seed has donated 12 bags of seed corn to be the variety of the purchasers’ choice. We will be selling the seed in 2 different lots of 6 bags each. ⦁ The 2020 – 21 Wisconsin FFA State Officer team will be donating 2 different leadership workshops for FFA chapters, each up to 3 hours in length. Date and time to be mutually agreed upon. ⦁ Contree Sprayer & Equipment Company, LLC donated a John Deere 4430 pedal tractor. ⦁ Heritage Animal Health has donated a grouping which includes: 1 pair of Reed Glacier Insulated Boots (12” or 16” height), 1 Heritage Animal Health beanie hat with LED light safety yellow color, 1 Heritage Animal Health t-shirt, & 1 Heritage Animal Health insulated tumbler. ⦁ Tom Pieper of Kaukauna donated a few Bonnie Mohr framed photos. ⦁ Leedstone Animal Health has donated a Leedstone Eddie Bauer hoodie, a knit hat, and a $25 gift card. ⦁ Midwestern Shooters Supply in Lomira donated a large basket of fishing items. ⦁ Todd Miller of Winfield United donated 2 Croplan bags of test plot seed corn. Each bag has 30,000 seeds with this variety 101-day corn. ⦁ There are many household items, hand crafted items, gift baskets, toy tractors, lawn ornaments, entertainment packages and much more, too numerous to mention. Please check out the online link at https://www.auctionbyobrien.com/cgi-bin/mmdetails.cgi?obrien19 for specific details and be sure to bookmark it so you can check it regularly for updates.
The 2019-2020 Wisconsin FFA State Officer team made hand painted flower pots for the 2020 state convention display. Unfortunately, they were not able to be exhibited because the convention was virtual only, but the team has donated the items to our auction, which is an annual tradition. All proceeds from these pots will go directly to the FFA Foundation. We are hoping that people take a chance to look at them and help show support to the officers who didn’t get to finish their service year with the usual accolades.
The Wisconsin FFA Alumni & Supporters continues to collaborate with the Wisconsin FFA Foundation to assist chapters across the state. Our most recent project was just this past month where we teamed up to provide 40 different chapters with $ 500 chapter relief grants. These grants will assist the chapter needs that would normally be supplemented by fundraising but could not be conducted due to Covid.
On another note, The Wisconsin FFA Foundation assisted with facilitating donations of several collector toys from Lyle Mercer, Lifetime Wisconsin FFA Alumni & Supporters Member, former Wisconsin Ag Instructor / FFA Advisor from 1969 – 1988 (Bowler and Fort Atkinson) and instructor at Moraine Park Technical College 1989 – 2003. We are sad to report that Lyle recently passed away, but we are helping to honor his wishes that parts of his collection go to a good home. The following are also available for purchase on the online auction. ⦁ New in the box, 2002 John Deere Crawler with Blade. Scale is 1/16, model # 15441, and made by Ertl. ⦁ New in the box, 2001 John Deere Lawn & Garden Model 110 Tractor & Cart. Scale is 1/16, model # 15213, and was made by Ertl. ⦁ New in the box, 2005 John Deere Lawn & Garden Model 140 Tractor & Plow. Scale is 1/16, model # 15511, and was made by Ertl. ⦁ Opened, but like new, in original packaging, 1999 John Deere 4020 Tractor with 237 Corn Picker. Scale is 1/16, model # 5083, and was made by Ertl.
Wisconsin FFA Alumni & Supporters Association, Inc. strives to be Wisconsin’s premier agriculture education advocate. We support the local FFA Alumni Chapters so that they are better equipped to assist their local community, agriculture instructor(s) and agriculture youth. Thank you to the many businesses, local FFA Alumni chapters and individuals who have contributed to this auction and to everyone who chooses to check it out and show their support by making purchases. All funds raised by the Association will be used to provide leadership conference scholarships or grants for the Agriculture Education departments and FFA chapters