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Youth exhibitors participating in the dairy project will again be recognized for their hard work at the Dodge County Dairy Youth Recognition Auction. The auction will be held on Sunday of the Dodge County Fair in the Farm Progress Arena. The pre-sale luncheon beginning promptly at 10:30 am, followed by the auction at 11:30 am. A maximum of 16 Dodge County Junior Dairy Show participants are represented in the auction. To qualify, the youth must have won at least one of 15 classes at the Fair. The 16th lot of the auction will be filled by a random drawing from all dairy youth exhibitors who have turned in an educational card for at least 7 points.

All of the money generated through the Dairy Youth Recognition Auction is carefully being allocated to help as many 4-H, FFA and junior breed organizations in the Dodge County Dairy Project as possible. Last years auction averaged $1,975 returned to each participant, and a total of $5,000 in scholarships was awarded to post-high school students who attend two and four-year degree programs. Winners of this year’s scholarships will be announced at the Dodge County Fair, just prior to the auction.

The list of activities receiving financial support is growing yearly and includes field trips, educational literature, Junior State Fair exhibits, dairy judging, Badger Dairy Camp and Dairy Bowl. Those dairy youth learning life skills by turning in the top 4-H record books in dairy also received $25.

Bidders will be provided with free gate admission for Sunday and a pre-auction lunch. Please RSVP to the Dodge County UW-Extension Office, (920) 386-3790 so we may better serve you.

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