NACD’s 2018 Live Auction will be held Monday, January 29, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Featuring auctioneer Johnny Regula, this year’s auction will be sure to draw your eye. Start saving up now; NACD’s Live Auction will be bigger and better than ever in 2018!
In years past, the live auction has raised more than $80,000 for NACD, all thanks to generous donations and support from our state, corporate, and individual sponsors. If you would like to contribute to the 2018 Live Auction, contact NACD Director of Development Melisa Augusto and click here to view the Exhibitor-Sponsor Prospectus for a list of sponsorship opportunities and the auction donation form.
2018 Live Auction Items
Items below donated by: Case IH
Once again, Case IH is participating in NACD’s 2018 Live Auction. Interested bidders will have the opportunity to bid on two tractor choices:
100-hour use of 4WD Magnum or Steiger tractor*
The winning bidder will receive 100 hours of use of either a 4WD Magnum or Steiger Case IH tractor, with the additional opportunity to use the tractor for 100 hours in the performance of a conservation district project. Based on supplying dealer availability, a tillage unit may also be included.
100-hour use of a Row Crop or Utility tractor from the Farmall, Maxxum, or Puma families*
The winning bidder will receive the 100-hour use of a Row Crop or Utility Tractor from the Farmall, Maxxum, or Puma Family, with loader option.
*These tractors are for the exclusive use by the winning bidders and their conservation district projects for educational activities and may not be used for fundraising or revenue generation.
Items below donated by: Rice Agrimarketing
Rice Agri-Marketing was founded by Jeff Rice in 2011. After a long and successful career with Miles Enterprises, Rice wanted to continue serving farmers in and around the Green River area. Jeff Rice has more than 30 years experience in crop marketing and consulting and a passion for innovation and serving agriculture.
6 units Steyer Corn Seed
With Steyer Seeds you have one name that offers as much genetic and trait-platform diversity as any other brand—meaning you have a single, dedicated seed advisor who can access all the best from Syngenta, Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences, Bayer, and others.
To find out more about products offered by Steyer Seeds visit their website: http://www.steyerseeds.com/
6 units Steyer Soybean or Wheat Seed
6 units Pfister Corn Seed
We have a different perspective from most seed companies when it comes to striking a balance between future technologies and the traits and genetics that are currently available. We think talking about tomorrow is fine, but isn’t it more important to get the most out of your field today? Thanks to our component strategy and relationship with Dow AgroSciences, you get the genetics, traits, technology, innovation, and support you need today, and the trust that you’ll have what you need tomorrow.
To find out more about products offered by Pfister Seeds, visit http://www.pfisterseeds.com/
Henry Golden Boy .22 rifle
Donated by: Missouri Association of Conservation Districts
The Henry Golden Boy is a masterpiece of fine crafted gunsmithing. Any shooting enthusiast who closely examines one is immediately impressed with the excellent fit, finish, and overall visually elegant design. The Golden Boy rifle’s awesome 20-inch blued octagonal barrel, American walnut stock, brass buttplate, and gleaming Brasslite receiver will transport you back to the wild and wooley days of America’s Old West, when Benjamin Tyler Henry designed the original Henry lever action rifle.
Handmade turquoise cross pendant and earrings
Donated by: New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts
The Santo Domingo Pueblo, midway between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, was settled in the 16th century. The pueblo is approximately 30 miles from the Cerrillos turquoise mines; as such, the Santo Domingo have the longest jewelry-making tradition of any of the pueblos, and still use the traditional techniques and materials utilized by their ancestors. This turquoise cross pendant and matching earrings were handmade in the Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico.
Black Hills Gold Jewelry Set
Donated by: South Association of Conservation Districts
The tradition of Black Hills Gold is strong in this beautiful necklace and earrings set. These pieces feature a grape leaf design with bright cutting on the edge and are guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship.
Ducks Unlimited Flyway Knife Set
Donated by: Prince George’s Soil Conservation District
This four-piece knife collection highlights the North American waterfowl flyways. Crafted with sculpted metal and wood guards inlaid with a brass Ducks Unlimited logo medallion, each knife boasts a duck image, including the name of the species and the flyway, etched into its blade. The set is housed in a beautiful wooden shadowbox with polished brass hardware.
35-pound Bag of Hybrid Canola Seed and Gift Basket
Donated by: Rubsico Seeds
The 35-pound bag of hybrid winter canola seed should be planted in Fall 2018 and will cover 8-12 acres. The winning bidder will be able to consult with Rubisco’s agronomist which hybrid is best for their local area and farming practices. Seed will be shipped directly, sold through your preferred retailer; this offer is not available for resale. The basket contains 2 mesh-back and 2 full caps, 2 beanies, 2 t-shirts (Medium and Large), 2 mugs, a 2-quart measuring jug, a rain gauge, drawstring backpack, koozie, pens, and adhesive card holders.
Pair of Chesapeake Bay Gunning Decoys
Donated by: Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts
These long tail duck (previously known as old squaw duck) decoys were carved by Captain Joey Jobes, a second-generation decoy carver from Havre de Grace, Maryland. The decoys are signed and dated by Jobes, and come with a display holder.
17″ x 17″ Decorative Cowhide Mirror
Donated by: North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts
This decorative, cowhide leather mirror is finished with studs and is framed – ready to be displayed in your home as soon as you return from Nashville!
Silver and Crystal Pendant with Matching Earrings
Donated by: Montana Association of Conservation Districts
This beautiful silver and crystal jewelry set was crafted by Montana silversmiths and is sure to make you sparkle! Each of the pieces boast a small flower and a pendant crystal, bound to catch the light no matter what room you’re in.
Limited Edition Teddy Roosevelt Knife
Donated by: Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts
This Buck Knives model 505 Knight knife is one of a limited production of only 125. The Rock Sugar Maple handle is crafted from the Roosevelt Tree planted by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 on the Idaho State Capitol grounds, making this knife a piece of history. The 420HC satin finished steel blade has been inscribed with a replica of the Idaho State Capitol Dome and is accented with nickel silver bolsters. Included is a walnut, glass-top display box. Proudly produced in Idaho, this knife is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Zuni Pueblo Cross Earrings
Donated by: Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts
These beautiful earrings were handmade by master craftsmen from the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico and feature gold, turquoise, and other precious gems to create their twin inlaid crosses.