The NACD Live Auction, held Monday, Feb. 4, is a great opportunity to support conservation while gaining exposure to potential customers or clients! All proceeds from the live auction support important programs at NACD, including the Soil Health Champions Network and the Stewardship and Education Program. To this end, we ask members of the conservation community to donate items that can be auctioned at the event. Popular items include equipment, gift certificates, all-inclusive trips, outdoor experiences and more.
Shortly following the receipt of your donation form and a photo of your item, your tax-deductible contribution will be featured in our pre-auction promotions, including the NACD website and the printed catalog. The deadline to pledge auction donations for inclusion in the printed auction booklet has passed, but NACD is still accepting submissions. Please reach out to NACD South Central Region Representative Keith Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Please fill out the auction donation form below, including high-resolution photos, for each donation.
Items below donated by: Case IH
Case IH is continuing their tradition of participating in NACD’s Live Auction once again in 2019. Interested bidders will have the opportunity to bid on three tractor choices for up to 149 hours or 12 months of use each:
Case IH Magnum 380
The winning bidder will receive up to 149 hours or 12 months of use of the Case IH Magnum 380 tractor. A state-of-the-art CVXDrive transmission is a standard feature on the Magnum 380.
Case IH Steiger 580 Quadtrac
The winning bidder will receive up to 149 hours or 12 months of use of the Case IH Steiger 580 Quadtrac tractor. The Steiger 580 features a 12.9 L Tier 4 B/Final engine. This heavy duty, high horsepower tractor provides the power and fuel efficiency you need.
Case IH Maxxum 150
The winning bidder will receive up to 149 hours or 12 months of use of the Case IH Maxxum 150 tractor. The six-cylinder 6.7L Maxxum Series 150 tractor is the highest horsepower Maxxum tractor, featuring a longer wheelbase and an improved turning radius plus additional lighting for nighttime operations.
Items below donated by: John Deere
John Deere Gator MY19 XUV590M Crossover Utility Vehicle
The John Deere Gator is a top-of-the-line high-performance utility vehicle. The Gator is trail ready and hard working with a dumping cargo box capable of light hauling. There’s a Gator for every task! Experience the powerful Gator utility vehicle from John Deere, offering great off-road performance and the ultimate in work capability. This crossover utility vehicle has four-wheel, independent suspension for excellent handling and a smooth ride. This unit features power steering, LED headlights, and a roof. With balanced acceleration, top speeds and a quiet and comfortable operator station, this mid-sized gator will be the perfect addition to your work and recreation.
Donated by: Kansas Association of Conservation Districts
Enjoy a two-day pheasant hunt in America’s Heartland, donated by the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts and hosted by Spillman Creek Heritage Farm and Hunting Lodge near Sylvan Grove, Kan. This hunt includes a six bird limit each day for two hunters with three nights lodging and meals. Your guide for this adventure will be none other than KACD’s executive director Dan Meyerhoff. Two additional hunters may join the fun at a 25 percent discounted rate.
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.
Florida Produce Baskets
Donated by: Association of Florida Conservation Districts
The Association of Florida Conservation Districts has donated three baskets for the 2019 NACD Live Auction, filled with local wares and produce from the Sunshine State. The Peck Basket contains 10 pounds of fruit and fruit candies in an authentic grove basket. The Florida Hospitality Basket contains 1/4 bushel of citrus, two full-sized jars of tangy, orange marmalade and fresh, key lime jelly in a wicker basket. The Hospitality Basket also includes a handy citrus peeler; a juice-sipper; orange, lemon and key lime jellied citrus candies,; and a generous helping of strawberry bonbon candies. The Florida Sunshine Basket is a handmade basket including some of Florida’s finest naval oranges, plump ruby red grapefruit, jars of honey and orange marmalade, plus scrumptious coconut patties.
Handmade Silver Turquoise Earrings
Donated by: New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts
Located about 35 miles north of Albuquerque on the Rio Grande River, the San Felipe Pueblo is known for its passion for preserving traditional customs and values. The community takes great pride in its ancient origins and heritage. These silver and turquoise earrings are hand-made by the talented artisan Jennifer Garcia of the Pueblo. The hand wrought silver frames the settings of blue and amber stones. The earrings feature engraved scenes from New Mexico’s beautiful landscapes and are inlaid with the state’s gem, turquoise.
Black Hills Favorites
Donated by: South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts
South Dakota brings you two popular Black Hills treasures. Landstrom’s Black Hills gold tradition is strong in this bracelet, which features the iconic grape leaf design with bright cutting on the edge on a black oval.
This basket includes decadent handmade and hand-dipped truffles, caramel and toffee all made with “Butter and Love” from Chubby Chipmunk in Deadwood. Chubby Chipmunk is one of a handful of worldwide chocolatiers to land a contract with Maranon Chocolate that sells Fortunato No. 4, a rich, rare, mellow couverture made from cacoa beans of the Nacional cacoa tree.
Fire TV Cube
Donated by: Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
The Fire TV Cube is the first hands-free streaming media player with Alexa. From across the room, ask Alexa to turn on the TV, dim the lights, or play what you want to watch. With far-field voice recognition and eight microphones, Fire TV Cube hears you from any direction. Enjoy hands-free voice control of content as you search, play, pause, fast forward and more. Fire TV Cube has a built-in speaker and a 4K Ultra HD streaming media player. HDMI cord included.
Amish “Four Corners” Quilt
Donated by: Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts
Handmade with love and skill, an Amish-made quilt is a beautiful reminder of the past. These functional works of art are still made one hand stitch at a time in traditional colors and patterns in Pennsylvania. This scalloped edge quilt is a modified “Four Corners” motif with a white background and various shades of blue hearts and flowers. Made to be used on a cold night, this beautiful quilt will add a touch of charm and beauty to any room.
Donated by: Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts
Chinks are traditionally a style of chaps worn by Southwestern cattle workers and cowboys where staying cool is second only to being protected from all of the daily obstacles of ranch life. The utility of these shorter leather leg coverings has been recognized across the nation. Scott Hinkhouse of Wyoming’s Dry Creek Tack will custom make a set of these decorative and useful tools of the cowboy trade to the buyer’s specifications.
Leather and Buckskin Purse
Donated by: North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts
Handmade and one-of-a-kind, this hair-on leather and buckskin purse has calf rope handles and tons of Wild West flair. This bag was created on a family farm in North Dakota. The two-tone hide and latigo style stitching is ready for a day at the gathering or a night on the town.
Engraved Belt Buckle
Donated by: Montana Association of Conservation Districts
Montana Silversmiths translates the beauty of nature in their signature bright-cut engraving. This Western style belt buckle in gold and silver shows the bronc rider with spurs high, hat in hand, while the horse does his best to throw him. The black background lends itself to dressing up, but this buckle is perfect for everyday wear.
Donated by: South Carolina Association of Conservation Districts
Called a Hobo Bag because its shape is similar to the bundle on a stick so often characterized in cartoons, the Brighton Barbados handbag combines feminine sensibility with everyday wear-ability and practicality. The black leather handbag has adjustable straps and a heart with tassel accent reminiscent of bridles and braiding. This cross-body bag has four side pockets and a key holder. Rugged and sporty, this zip top handbag is fit to be worn in town or country.
Donated by: Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts
This basket features handcrafted goods from Kentucky, including a 24″ OZ Tylelr Burnt Barrel Head with your family name, logo or farm picture. The basket also features two bottles of The Best Kentucky Bourbon made from Kentucky grain and spring water, as well as OZ Tyler Kentucky’s best chocolate bourbon balls. The winning bidder will also receive bourbon drinking glasses, bourbon socks, a shirt, hat and other Kentucky products.
Donated by: The Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund
The Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund has donated 10 acres of a high-diversity pollinator mix designed to benefit monarch butterflies, honey bees and native bees. This seed mixture is designed for use east of the Rocky Mountains and will be customized to work with the geography of the winning bidder.
Georgia-grown Cotton Sheets
Donated by: Georgia Association of Conservation Districts
The winning bidder will go home with a set of white sheets from Southern Drawl Cotton, made from cotton grown in Georgia. The fertile soil of Southwest Georgia is home of some of the best cotton in the USA. Southern Drawl Cotton believes as deeply about their sheets as they do about sustaining the soil on which the cotton is grown. Southern Drawl Cotton’s producers utilize conservation practices on their lands, including cover crops to help prevent erosion, no-till practices to help save the earthworms and equipment that helps with lower emissions.
NACD Auxiliary Quilt
Donated by: NACD Auxiliary
The beautiful, king-sized quilt measures 125″ x 125″ and features the stunning Eleanor Roosevelt traditional rose pattern. Made with Moda Fabrics’ finest heirloom-quality Evelyn’s Homestead cloth with batting by Hobbs, this one-of-a-kind quilt is sure to brighten up any room it graces.