Foundation to host charity auction, beer garden at dairy expo

Central Plains Dairy Foundation
Farm Forum

The Central Plains Dairy Foundation will hold an online and silent auction at the Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls on March 24-25, according to a news release.

Show your support for the Central Plains dairy industry at the third annual Dairy Forward Charity Auction. Money raised helps the Central Plains Dairy Foundation support dairy scholarships and innovation grants in the region. This year, the foundation is awarding $25,000 in scholarships across a five-state region through the Scholarship Grant program. The foundation also received Dairy Innovation Grant requests totaling over $100,000. Dairy Innovation Grant recipients will be announced in April.

The Dairy Forward Charity Auction online bidding opens March 10 with a “Buy Now” option on select items, according to the release. The silent auction will be held at the Central Plains Dairy Expo on March 24 and March 25 in the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. Featured items include wine and cheese baskets, framed art, concert tickets, hunting and fishing trips, tickets to sporting events, livestock supplies and equipment, and golf outings. You definitely won’t want to miss your chance to buy a life-size fiberglass Holstein or Jersey that you’ll never have to feed or care for!

Sponsors of this year’s auction include Farm Credit Services of America, Kent Nutrition Group, Valley Queen Cheese, Anderson Chemical, Maxwell Strategies, Gruen-Wald Engineered Laminates, Agropur, Scherer Inc., Udder Tech, STgenetics and many more!

The Dairy Forward Auction isn’t the only way to support the foundation, according to the release. A beer garden, sponsored by Kent Nutrition Group, will be in the Denny Sanford Premier Center during the Expo. Beer tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting CentralPlainsDairyFoundation.org. Discounts available for bulk beer ticket orders.

Items for the auction and donations are welcome. Contact the Central Plains Dairy Foundation to donate by calling 605-412-8403 or emailing foundation@centralplainsdairyexpo.com.

The Central Plains Dairy Foundation is an independent 501©3 organization committed to investing in proactive programming to support the dairy industry along the Interstate 29 corridor in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota.