Please fill out the auction donation form below, including high-resolution photos, for each donation. 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 keith-owen[at]nacdnet.org with questions.
Donations should be mailed to:
Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Attention: NACD Auction
1497 Country View Lane
Temple, TX 76504
All items must be received by the ATSWCD offices by Jan. 28, 2019. Any items not able to be shipped by this date must be brought to the Marriott Rivercenter and turned in at the NACD Auction Booth at the Conservation Expo by Monday, Feb. 4, at noon.
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 340
The Magnum 340 offers exceptional operator comfort combined with a max boosted 410 horsepower. This unit is a powershift model with rear traction options for ultimate traction, while lowering yield-robbing compaction. Use can range from planting, carting grain and tilling to any other high-demand applications.
Case IH Steiger 540 Quadtrac
The Steiger 540, featuring a 12.9 L Tier 4 B/Final engine, is a heavy duty, high horsepower tractor providing the power and fuel efficiency you need. Available configurations: HD Wheeled, Quadtrac, HD Wheeled Scraper and Quadtrac Scraper.
Case IH Maxxum 125
The Maxxum Series 125 tractor is built for today’s farming conditions. Tier 4 B/Final compliant, its four-cylinder 4.5 L engine brings 155 peak engine horsepower and 105 PTO horsepower to meet any demands. A great unit for all-around farm work, including material handling, hay/forage and other livestock operations.
Item 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 (KACD) 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.
Three-Day Duck Hunt and Tour
Donated by: Barker Ranch
The winning bidder will win a three-day guided duck hunt for themselves and a guest. This experience will also include a tour of West Richland, Washington’s Barker Ranch, owned and operated by NACD Second Vice President Michael Crowder. Barker Ranch is a world-class duck hunting club and premier wetland restoration area, home to decades-long wetland restoration and wildlife management efforts. The winning bidder and their guest will also be treated to a wild game dinner of elk steak, duck kabobs and more prepared by Gretchen Crowder.
2018 Limited Edition Ducks Unlimited Shotgun
Donated by: Ducks Unlimited
This limited-edition .16 gauge Browning shotgun features beautiful wood and an engraved receiver with the Ducks Unlimited logo and a flying Pintail ducks scene. The shotgun comes with a Browning A5 black hard case with the Ducks Unlimited logo in gold. Must ship to a federal firearms licensed dealer of your choice.
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 woolly 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 and 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 a style of chaps traditionally 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 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 translate 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 and 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
Found on the banks of the Ohio River in western Kentucky, the OZ Tyler Distillery has a history going back to 1885, producing some of the finest bourbon made from Kentucky-grown grain and spring water. This basket features handcrafted goods from Kentucky, including a 24″ OZ Tyler 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
Guided by the mission to increase and improve pollinator forage, The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund identifies opportunities to establish critical pollinator habitat by providing a high diversity pollinator mix. The seed mix is designed to help honey bee and monarch butterfly populations thrive. The Fund has provided for 10 acres of seed, which can be divided into smaller allotments, designed for use east of the Rocky Mountains. The seed will be customized for the geography of the region. Buy an acre, buy it all! Each successful bidder will receive a sign demonstrating their involvement and will be listed in a future NACD publication.
Georgia-grown Cotton Sheets
Donated by: Georgia Association of Conservation Districts
The winning bidder will go home with a set of white, queen-sized 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, ensuring a “From Field to Fabric 100% USA” guarantee. 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.
National Parks Wool Blanket
Donated by: Oregon Association of Conservation Districts
Pendleton Woolen Mills has been a family-owned business for 150 years. For 104 of those years, they have been weaving world class woolens inspired by Native American patterns in their mills located in Portland, Ore. This beautiful blanket is from Pendleton’s National Park series and celebrates Crater Lake National Park in their home state.
American Flag Sign
Donated by: Prince George’s Soil Conservation District
This beautiful, handcrafted 18″ x 24″ American flag is lovingly made of relics from a bygone era. At the turn of the century, harvested leaves were strung on “tobacco sticks” and placed in the rafters of barns to air dry the crop. These antiques were once in use on Edgewood Farms located in Upper Marlboro, Md., and now make up this star spangled banner, ready for hanging on the wall.
Dallas Cowboys Autographed Football
Donated by: Cullman County SWCD
Love them or hate them, no one can disagree that the Dallas Cowboys have created a football dynasty. This limited edition, autographed football celebrates Super Bowl XXX, where on January 28, 1996, the Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers by the score of 27–17. During this game, Charles Haley became the first player to win five Super Bowls.
1819 Liberty Head Coin
Donated by: Cullman County SWCD
The 1819 Liberty Head Large Cent is an iconic piece of coinage. The design of the coin is similar to previous years, but its slight differences make the coin extremely attractive in the eyes of collectors. Only a limited number of these coins are still around. The year of this coin’s minting was historically significant, especially to Alabama, as 1819 was the year it was admitted to the Union as the 22nd state. The winning bidder will add this piece of history to their collection.
Donated by: Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts
Soil health goes hand in hand with cover crops. Green Cover Seed and The Nature Conservancy have made $1,000.00 worth of pollinator seed available as a donation through the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts. Green Cover Seed will work with the winning bidder to customize the seed mix to match the specific needs of their operation and region.
Handmade Choctaw Indian Basket
Donated by: Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts
This handmade basket was woven with care by the Choctaw Tribe in Mississippi. The perfect addition to the winning bidder’s home, this basket exemplifies the skilled weaving of the Choctaw Tribe and features eye-catching colors to brighten your decor. For hundreds of years, the Mississippi Band of Choctaws have fashioned works of art from the swamp cane that grows thick along the creeks and rivers in Mississippi. Present day basketmakers use the same methods from years past. This hamper style basket was handmade with natural materials and centuries of craft skills.
Donated by: National Association of State Conservation Agencies
John Dearman is a Texas native and has painted wildlife and sporting scenes for most of his life. Dearman has been a professional artist since the late eighties. These framed prints are both numbered 20/375 of a limited run and are both NACD prints from 1988. “Heading for Cover” depicts two ringneck pheasants making their way across a farm field, and “Farm Pond Refuge” (pictured) shows a flock of waterfowl landing in a secluded water body adjacent to agricultural fields. These prints once hung in the NACD offices in Washington D.C. Own a piece of conservation and NACD history!
Texas Fire Pit
Donated by: Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts
This customized fire pit will feature the State of Texas, the NACD logo, the year and the annual meeting logo. Keep warm year-round and roast s’mores thanks to this steel fire pit, the perfect addition to any back yard.
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.