2018 NACD Live Auction

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NACD’s 2018 Live Auction, held Monday, Jan. 29, was a huge success, raising over $72,000 for
conservation outreach and education efforts.

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 Dakota 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: New Mexico Association of 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.

Handcrafted Leather Chinks

Donated by: Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts

These custom-made leather chinks are handcrafted in Wyoming by Scott Hinkhouse. The chinks pictured here are an example; actual design will vary. Chinks hit the rider below the knee but above the ankle and feature longer, more prominent fringe than chaps.

Ultimate Hunters Pack – Whiskey Tote

Donated by: Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts

This pack includes a handmade leather and canvas whiskey tote by White Wing of Mission Mercantile, a bottle of Texas whiskey, and two Yeti highball glasses, because you should never drink alone! This tote is an ideal method for storing and carrying your libations: Whether you’re enjoying the finest scotch or some homemade moonshine, this tote will keep your bottle safe and discreet. After a long day’s hunting in icy temperatures, you’ll want to warm up with a glass of this single-barrel, small batch American blended whiskey. Made in a craft distillery, you’ll appreciate the robust flavor of this innovative whiskey, rivaling the complexity and character of award-winning Scottish, Irish, and Canadian whiskey blends.

2018 Deer Hunt

Donated by: Kansas Association of Conservation Districts

This hunting package includes a five-day firearm or bow hunt, with meals and lodging included, for one person.

Magnolia Pearl Necklace and Earring Set

Donated by: Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts

These beautiful pieces from Jewelry by Randy feature the official state flower of Mississippi, the magnolia. Crafted out of pearls, these magnolias are sure to make you the belle of the ball! This set features a pendant pearl magnolia, offset by two small pearls, as well as complementary earrings to complete your look.

Grove Basket

Donated by: Association of Florida Conservation Districts

Everyone loves this gift basket full of ol’ fashioned goodness! Over 23 pounds of your choice of mouth-watering Navel Oranges and Indian River Ruby Red Grapefruit, hand-packed into an authentic grove basket just like the ones used to harvest with on Al’s Family Farms in Vero Beach. The grove basket will be a great conversation piece that you’ll continue to enjoy, long after the fruit is gone!

Sunshine Sampler

Donated by: Association of Florida Conservation Districts

We’ve combined three delicious citrus fruits into one perfectly-sized 3/8 bushel box! Navel Oranges and succulent, sugar sweet Ruby Red Grapefruit make this the perfect citrus sampler for any occasion.

A Taste of Iowa

Donated by: Conservation Districts of Iowa

This delicious package for auction is from two of the finest establishments in Iowa and includes spices from one of Des Moines’ oldest independently-owned grocery stores. Packaged in an Iowa-made Amish basket, this package also includes meats from the finest locker in the Midwest. Following your winning bid on this basket, your cuts of meat will be shipped to the location of your choice. This basket includes six pounds of bacon (smoked, apple cinnamon, cajun, pepper, Canadian, and ground), six 10-ounce famous Iowa pork chops, six 12-ounce ribeye steaks, and six 8-ounce bacon-wrapped pork tenderloins from Edgewood Locker. Established in 1912, Graziano Brothers Italian Foods supplied a variety of spices, including the spice mix to make your own Italian sausage. Graziano Brothers sells one ton of their Italian sausage every week!

Conservation C hand-woven rug

Donated by: New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts

This gorgeous hand-woven rug is the perfect tapestry to complete your home or office! Boasting the vibrant blue of NACD’s logo and the updated conservation C logo, this rug is a reminder of our national mission as conservation districts to protect our natural resources for our future.

Gift Certificate for Two Nights at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter or Riverwalk Hotels

Donated by: San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

This gift certificate may be used at either hotel, subject to availability; holidays and holiday weekends are excluded. The gift certificate covers room and tax with concierge privileges, and is valid January 28, 2019 – December 30, 2020.

Handmade Floral Quilt

Donated by: Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts

This beautiful, queen-sized handmade Pennsylvania quilt features delicate blue flowers and birds on a lovely cream background. This sweet quilt is sure to warm your home just as much as it decorates it!

Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite Membership

Donated by: Marriott International

Marriott International has provided the opportunity for you to bid for a Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite membership! Membership benefits include a dedicated platinum reservation line; an amenity gift upon your arrival, 50% bonus on Marriott Rewards points, and RewardsPlus: MileagePlus Premier Status, allowing you to fly United Airlines with complimentary Premier Silver status with complimentary upgrades, access to Economy Plus seating, one complimentary checked bag, Premier bonus miles, and more!

Handcrafted Alabama Dust Pan

Donated by: Alabama Association of Conservation Districts

This handmade, wooden dust pan was made by J.O. Norris from Alabama. Perfectly designed to coordinate with your decor without compromising the functionality of a dustpan. The long, curved handle allows you to empty the dust pan contents without having to stoop! Carefully crafted from cedar and aluminum, the dust pan measures 2′ 10″ high and 9″ wide, convenient for any space.

“Cover Grazing” by Michelle Weber

Donated by: Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

This limited-edition painting showcases the beautiful synergy of cover crops and the beasts that graze them. This unique, signed painting by Michelle Weber celebrates conservation in all of its practicality and is matted within this rustic frame. The artist grew up on a farm in Cottonwood County, Minnesota. In recognition of her father Joe’s retirement from the Lincoln SWCD board, Michelle completed this live painting during the banquet and auction of the 2016 Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts’ annual meeting.

2018 John Deere Gator 590 M

Donated by: John Deere

The 2018 John Deere XUV590M has power steering and is winch-ready! This model comes with 26-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires (six-ply) on 14-inch yellow alloy wheels, and additionally has a black roof.

Last “Bullish on Conservation” Belt Buckle

Donated by: NACD

The final “Bullish on Conservation” belt buckle is available for you to claim this year! This belt buckle features the conservation C and is engraved with beautiful filigree.

Clifty Farms Country Ham

Donated by: Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts

Cured the old-fashioned Tennessee way, Clifty Farm Country hams have the most succulent, delicate flavor you’ll ever find. 14-16 pounds unsliced, once you purchase the ham, TACD will have the ham sliced and shipped directly to your home or other requested location. Two hams will be available for bid, sold separately!

Park Vista Hotel Gift Certificate

Donated by: Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts

This gift certificate is redeemable for two nights at the beautiful Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. During your stay, you’ll also be treated to two breakfasts! The Park Vista Hotel is a Doubletree Hotel by Hilton property, and you’ll be staying in a spacious King Room. Every room has a spectacular view of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Downtown Gatlinburg – the gateway to the Smoky’s – the most visited park in the United States.

Sea Glass Fine Art Photography

Donated by: Maine Association of Conservation Districts

Make your selection of a limited-edition twelve-inch fine art print from a wide variety of images, or you can apply the full value of your certificate to a larger print, canvas gallery wrap, or wall grouping. Over 1,000 images are available in categories including landscapes, seacoast, still life, architecture, flowers, city scenes, and found objects.

Kayak Outing in San Juan Islands

Donated by: Washington Association of Conservation Districts

The winning bidder will enjoy a kayak outing in the pristine San Juan Islands, two hours northwest of Seattle. This trip includes two nights at a private guest house on Shaw Island with kayaks for four and a two-hour guided paddle in Parks Bay, an undisturbed, protected harbor surrounded by an Old Growth preserve and a Forever Wild Forest.

George Washington Rye Whiskey

Donated by: Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

This 375 mL bottle of unaged, colorless rye whiskey is one of a limited number made at George Washington’s reconstructed distillery at Mount Vernon. Its mash bill consists of 60% rye, 35% corn, and 5% malted barley – a recipe discovered by researchers who examined Washington’s distillery ledgers from 1798 and 1799. These records also indicate that his whiskey was distilled at least twice before being sent to market. In Washington’s time, whiskey was sold in its unaged, colorless form. The whiskey in this bottle accurately represents that process. Today, Mount Vernon distillers use traditional 18th-century methods to make this rare spirit. They grind the grain in Mount Vernon’s reconstructed, water-powered gristmill; ferment mash in wooden tubs; and distill in copper pot stills heated by wood fires. The whiskey is then bottled, labeled, and numbered by hand.

Little Black Dress Maven Quilt

Benefiting: NACD Auxiliary

This gorgeous quilt is king-sized (122″ x 128″) and boasts carefully selected fabrics made by Moda of the finest heirloom quality. The pattern is called Little Black Dress Maven, a classic pattern whose colors will go with any decor. The quilting is specifically designed for this original quilt. The total of the winning bid will be donated to the NACD Auxiliary to support the annual NACD Photo Contest and NACD Poster Contest.

Quail Hunt

Donated by: Georgia Association of Conservation Districts

The winning bidder will experience a full-day quail hunt for two people, including meals and overnight accommodations, at Southern Woods Plantation in Sylvester, Georgia.

Smoky Mountain Quilt

Donated by: NACD Executive Board

This queen-sized quilt features plaid motifs and appliqued bears, fish, cabins, trees, leaves, and deer. The quilt has plaid borders and has a quilted plaid backing.

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