The Greene County FFA Alumni Association hosted its second annual farm machinery auction Saturday, March 16, with over 500 in attendance. The auction was dedicated to the memory of Jeff Morris, a longtime Association member and supporter who passed away the week prior. The Alumni Association provides assistance and financial support to many deserving Greene County youth throughout the year and all consignment fees earned through the auction are dedicated to supporting these Alumni Association endeavors.
“This auction featured as good of a quality of consignments as last year’s super successful auction,” Auction Manager Bart Sheridan pointed out. “The entire auction team worked hard to contact last year’s consigners and to solicit good quality items that will help us to continue to build this auction into a premier event for years to come.”
Members Bob King and Jared Morris once again spearheaded the effort for the Association, collecting consignments from over 75 individual consignors. This year’s event generated a 25% increase in the number of consignors over 2012, with many of the same consignors returning from last year to consign items.
Following Sheridan’s opening welcome and comments, the auction team split into three auction rings, operating with multiple rings for much of the day. The crowd enjoyed the great display of machinery as well as the sunny skies and warm temperatures. A review of the buyer’s list showed buyers from a six-state area, with consigners representing three states.
Local auctioneers Sheridan, Bryan Bogan, Garry Koogler, David Beam, David Langford, and Doug Middleton donated their time and efforts to the Association.
The Association has reserved the date for March 15, 2014, for the third annual Jeff Morris Memorial Greene County FFA Alumni Association Consignment Auction event. For further details and to consign items early contact the following:
Bob King 937.479.9135
Jared Morris 937.475.1705
Dan Robinette 937.546-2747
Sheridan & Associates is a regional auction and real estate marketing company, specializing in rural and agricultural real estate sales. Contact Sheridan & Associates at www.SheridanTeam.com or call 937.767.2021.