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AFB Foundation for Agriculture Online Auction Opens

Items up for grabs include NASCAR tickets and food items from around the U.S.

Published on: Jan 7, 2013

As several thousand Farm Bureau members from across the country gather in Nashville during the coming week, they will have the opportunity to raise funds for a great cause. The American Farm Bureau Foundation will be hosting its second annual online auction at www.BiddingForGood.com/agfoundation.

Farm Bureau members and non-members alike with a computer and online access can bid on more than 115 items of all types and sizes in a wide range of price points. The auction opens at 8:30 a.m. Central on Jan. 7 and will run for one week, through Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m. Central.

More than 35 state Farm Bureaus donated special items from their states, including Omaha Beef from Nebraska, a maple syrup and pancake basket from New Hampshire, citrus gift baskets from Florida, wine from California and beautiful Indian jewelry from New Mexico. Additionally, corporate sponsors and partners donated high-ticket items with the farmer and rancher in mind, like the $5,000 seed credit from Monsanto.

Items up for grabs include NASCAR tickets and food items from around the U.S.
Items up for grabs include NASCAR tickets and food items from around the U.S.

The auction raised more than $32,000 last year and hopes are even higher for this year. Nationwide Insurance, in addition to donating four NASCAR race tickets, will match the donation level up to $15,000.

Anyone who has computer access and is willing to bid for a good cause is encouraged to bid high and bid often between Jan 7 and Jan. 14. Proceeds benefit the projects of the American Farm Bureau Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to build awareness, understanding and a positive public perception of Agriculture through education.

Items up for bid include: an autographed guitar, a Las Vegas travel package, a two-day turkey hunt; an iPad Mini with cover; a Kindle Fire HD with $50 Amazon Gift Card; Chicago White Sox game tickets; autographed NFL helmets and footballs; embroidered Farm Bureau apparel; a Washington, D.C., hotel package, Visa gift cards and much, much more!