2022 LaGrange County 4-H Auction
We thank you for your vital and continued interest in the 4-H program. We are proud of the fact that we have one of the best supported 4-H
auctions in northeastern Indiana. We are extremely grateful to all those who have contributed to this program.
A three and one-half percent (3.5%) commission is charged on the final amount going to each 4-H member. These revenues accrue to the 4-H livestock committee for continued operation of 4-H livestock facilities and programs. Much of the help is donated from parents and committee members.
We have implemented some changes to our auction format this year. The largest change we made is that there will be no animals for sale at the auction. Just like last year, you will be asked to support our youth and their projects in a premium support style format. The exhibitors will be allowed to take their animals home, sell them to our support buyer or whomever they choose but the animals will not be available through the ring. There will be no keep/turn option and no support price to figure into the craziness of auction day. What you bid is what you pay and if there is a large group then it is split evenly unless otherwise noted. There will still be the add-on ability so if you want to give a certain amount and not sit through the auction fun then just come to the registration table and fill out the appropriate paperwork. The auction will then begin at 12 p.m. with the exhibitors of our grand champion animals leading off. Then we will highlight our 10 year and senior members next before moving into the rest of the 4H’ers who will come in alphabetical order (Starting with last name of A this year). We feel that this format will make the auction run very smoothly and efficiently and possibly help ease some of the confusion with support price, keep/turn.
Your generosity has made a significant difference in the lives of 4-H youth in terms of support for continuing education or simply preparing for next year’s project. In addition, the 4-H Club Association has made many improvements to the 4-H Fairgrounds over the past several years. These benefits are made possible as a result of community support such as yours. The 4-H Club Association has many more long-range plans to fulfill. We hope we can count on your continued support.