The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture's online Silent Auction gives everyone the opportunity to support ag literacy, whether they are onsite at the 2018 AFBF Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee, or at home on the farm or ranch.
All the proceeds from the Silent Auction support the Foundation's mission of building awareness, understanding and a positive public perception of agriculture through education. The Foundation's programs include the online resource My American Farm, mini-grants for agricultural literacy projects, scholarships to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, Ag Mags, a middle school curriculum and more.
Bidding is open now and closes on Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. CST.
“From gift cards to Amazon, Bass Pro Shops, the Tractor Supply Company and more to sports paraphernalia and one-of-a-kind items like gift baskets and handmade goods, Farm Bureau members will have a lot of fun bidding in support of ag literacy,” said Christy Lilja, acting executive director of the Foundation.
The Silent Auction's website gives bidders the ability to set a high bid and have the site make automatic bids up to that amount, so bidders won’t miss out on their favorite items.
Those attending Annual Convention can check out some onsite auction items near the Foundation booth in the Trade Show, but all bidding will be done online.