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Who benefits from the auction? 


The sole purpose of the Lonnie Tosenfeldt Memorial Junior Livestock Auction is to benefit the youth exhibitors as a reward and a congratulations for all their hard work. 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of each animal goes directly back to the youth to be used to continue their education and to fund future participation in future 4H and FFA projects and events.

This year we are working harder than ever to maximize the amount that gets paid to the youth exhibitors. This means we are seeking sponsors and donations to cover all the auction related expenses that are normally charged as a fee or commission to the seller. These charges include only the cost associated with auction and not the Fair as a whole. They typically include: Fee paid to Auctioneer, Auction set up, hauling of the animals to the processing plants, office expenses, and credit card fees. Last year this amounted to a 7.5% commission charged to each sale. If we can find a way to cover some or all of these expenses this year, that means more money in the pockets of the youth.

Again to put it simply – Everything we do at the auction is meant to benefit the youth directly!