Governor Brownback sells motorcycle as Dave Webb looks for bids
KAA Board of Directors and guests meet with Governor Brownback
Congratulations to Mike Bailey for winning the 2013 Livestock Auctioneer Championship held at Plainville Livestock.
PLAINVILLE, KAN. The Plainville Livestock Commission, Inc. will host the fifth annual Kansas Auctioneers Association Livestock Market Auctioneers Competition on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Auction time is 12:30 p.m. The contestants must be employed and endorsed as an auctioneer at a livestock auction market in Kansas. Previous winners comprise Charly Cummings of Yates Center, Lynn Langvardt of Chapman, Brian Little of Coffeyville, and Blaine Lotz of Edna.
Ty Gillum, owner of Plainville Livestock, is looking forward to hosting this event and invites everyone to attend to hear and see some of the best auctioneers from Kansas in action. In addition, Ty says there will be a great selection of farm and ranch fresh livestock to choose from.
A panel of three livestock market owners and managers will judge the contestants on bid calling ability and livestock market knowledge. The auction will be broadcast live on the internet at cattleusa.com. Winners will be announced following the contest; however, prizes will be awarded at the KAA’s annual winter convention to be held at the Clarion Hotel in Manhattan, Kan., from January 10 to 13, 2013. For more information, contact Charly Cummings at 620.496.7108 or Wayne Wischropp at 785.828.4212.
Interested auctioneers can download the 2013 livestock contest entry form.
They came, they saw, they bid on 35 wood sculptures created by chain saw artists A. J. Lutter and Dennis Keenan. The auction was conducted by the 2012 KAA Auctioneer Champion Jeff Crissup from Helena, Okla., and Lenny Mullin from Lenexa, Kan., the 2012 runner-up. Ringmen were Mike Bailey and Ron Gingerich with Ralph (Doc) Gingerich, clerk, and Jenny Gingerich, cashier. Buhler High School FFA boys provided manpower to set up the auction.
The sale is a benefit for various fair projects and this year’s sale totaled $18,890. Highlights were a hummingbird that sold for $1,400 and a horse bench that sold for $1,600.
Thanks to KAA for their support and the Kansas State Fair for the opportunity to showcase our auctioneer champions.
The 100th Kansas State Fair was the location of the 2012 Kansas Auctioneers Association Auctioneer Championship. This was the 21st KAA Auctioneer Championship.
The Kansas Auctioneers Association held their preliminary contest at the Winter Convention in Wichita in January. Ten auctioneers were selected to compete in the finalist competition.
Those top ten finalists included Eric Boone, Yates Center; Jeff Crissup, Helena, OK; Ed Dewey, Rossville, KS; Lenny Mullin, Lenexa, KS; Marty Read, Mound City, KS; Donnie Stumpff, Cassville, MO; Jeff Temme, Petersburg, NE; Aaron Traffas, Sharon, KS; Morris Yoder, Hutchinson, KS; and Titus A. Yutzy, Nickerson, KS. They presented a lively and entertaining afternoon on the Bretz Law Arena.
Each contestant was interviewed on stage and sold three items to the state fair crowd. The three judges, Dan McVey, the 1991 KAA Auctioneer Champion; Mike Avery, NAA Director of Education; and Rob Hart, Ameribid Chief Operating Officer, judged each contestant on specified criteria. The criteria included presentation, chant and effective auctioneering, as well as an interview component.
We would like to introduce and congratulate Jeff Crissup the 2012 auctioneer champion; Lenny Mullin reserve champion; Donnie Stumpff, third place; Marty Read, fourth place and Aaron Traffas, fifth place.
Watch the entire video of the preliminaries and the finals here.
The July 2012 edition of the Kansas Sunflower Auctioneer is now available from the members section.
The 2012 Summer Get-Together starts Friday, August 3. Here’s the schedule.
10:00—Prairie Trails Country Club—El Dorado—Golf Tournament
2:00—Welcome to the Best Western Red Coach
5:00— Steak Feed at East Park Shelter—El Dorado
6:00— Mutton Bustin’
7:00— Extreme Bull Blowout
9:00— Jared Daniels Band in Concert
Breakfast at the Red Coach—Complimentary with room
9:00— Tour the Kansas Oil Museum
10:00— Festival Parade
11:30— Group Lunch at East Park Shelter
1:30—4:00 — Board Meetings at the Best Western Red Coach
5:00—Be at the Prairie Rose for wagon rides, free movies, popcorn,
and much, much more.
6:30—Dinner/entertainment at the Prairie Rose
HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
Best Western—Red Coach—2525 W Central Avenue, El Dorado, Kansas
Kansas Auctioneers Room Block—call: 316-321-6900
The Kansas Auctioneers Association, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates for the position of executive director. The duties of the executive director include publication editor and secretary/treasurer for the association.
Call Andy at 785.806.6921 with any questions or inquiries about the application or the position.
Salary will be mutually agreed upon between the KAA Board of Directors and the candidate. Historically, this position has paid an annual salary ranging from $10,000 to $15,000 plus reimbursements. No benefits are offered.
Applicants must submit three (3) letters of professional reference from non-relatives. The candidate should possess organizational, time management, bookkeeping, computer, and interpersonal communication skills.
The KAA Board of Directors visited Topeka on Wednesday, April 25.
Tom Lindsay, Jr.; Holly Conser, Auxiliary; Lester Edgecomb; Jeff Ruckert; Aaron Traffas; Richard Garvin; Kevin Ediger; Bill Eberhardt; Gail Hancock
Hope Edelman, Auxiliary; Jim Schoen; Megan McCurdy; Governor Brownback; Jack Newcom; Lance Fullerton; LaDonna Schoen-Gehring; Don Hamit
After the meeting with the governor, the KAA Board of Directors conducted their April meeting.