Welcome to our website...
The Ninth Annual Rural - Urban Community Auction was a great success.
Congratulations to everyone who placed a winning bid, generously donated an item, or invited their family and friends to participate.
Take a look at the auction sales results by accessing our Auction Catalogue.
Live Finale generates major bid battles...
We took all of our leading bids at the close of our Internet portion of the event to our live finale on December 11 in Columbus, Ohio.
Several Farm Bureau staff members represented many of on on-line bidders using their respective Absentee Bidder form during the final open outcry session featuring Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions Auctioneer, Johnny Regula. Consequently, four items are being processed for our on-line bidders. The item lot numbers are: 102-2014, 104-2014, 108-2014 and 205-2014.
As of this report, all auction items are being processed for payment. On-line bid winners will be notified by e-mail and will see their winning items processed and shipped within the next few days.
If you have any questions on the outcome of your bids, please feel free to contact Dale Arnold direct at 614.246.8294.
Combination of bids generates resources...
Thanks to your interest and support, close to $11,000 was raised during this year's event. These resources will be used by each organization to enhance scholarship, community grantsmanship and public outreach programs.
Cash donations graciously accepted...
Don't have auction fever, but still want to support to a worthy cause? Please contact us about making a donation, or exploring our planned giving options as part of our Bequest Society. Look for additional contact information below. Our websites offer easy access to our donor options and additional information.
New resources generate new opportunities...
Auction proceeds will be used to support grant, public outreach and scholarship programs.
Don't have auction fever? You can still make a donation using the Donate Cash option located in the upper left corner of this home page.
Get to know us - The auction may be done but our missions continue!
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation), a non-profit, public, charitable 501 (c ) (3) organization, supports projects that focus on education, environmental and economic development issues concerning agriculture and its impact on consumers and communities.
The Foundation was created in 1985 by Ohio's largest agricultural membership organization, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). Over 235,000 families living throughout Ohio's rural, suburban and urban neighborhoods belong to OFBF.
The Animals for Life Foundation (AFL), a 501 (c) (3) non profit, charitable organization, was formed in 2009. The organization focuses on increasing acceptance and understanding of human-animal interdependency, and works to achieve public recognition that animals bring value to human life each day.
The Ohio Center on Agricultural Law (OCAL), a new a 501 (c) (3) non profit, charitable organization, was formed in 2010. OCAL provides education in agricultural law matters and operates as a public interest law firm to participate in litigation and other legal matters of importance to the agricultural community and of broad public interest.
Proceeds from the auction will be used to support each organization's grant, scholarship and/or public outreach programs.
For more information on both organizations, please feel free to visit the Foundation's website at http://ofbf.org/foundation/ and the AFL's website at http://aflfoundation.org/ . Information on OCAL can be obtained by call 614.246.8294.
Thank you for your consideration. We hope you'll join us by participating in our auction.