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CONSIGN A TOY: Toy consignors can start bringing their toys on the day of the auction, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. The auction will take place at 5 p.m. in the Empire Room of the Arts and Home Center.

Consign your favorite farm toys to benefit ag students

The annual Bob Watson New York State FFA Alumni and Supporters Toy Auction will be held Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.

Don’t miss the Bob Watson New York State FFA Alumni and Supporters Toy Auction on Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. during the New York Farm Show

Proceeds from this year’s auction will support a scholarship fund for students pursuing a career in agriculture and agricultural education. 

This tradition was started by Bob Watson, a former ag educator from Lafayette, N.Y., and a longtime president of the New York FFA Alumni Association.

In addition to the consignment of farm toys, this year there will be a team building contest pitting agriculture programs across the state. Program participants have been asked to work together to pick a theme, come up with a vessel to hold their items and bring their creation to the auction. We call it the “Anything But A Basket” contest.

The programs will be judged by alumni association members and by attendees of the auction.

The following prizes will be awarded: Highest Bid, $250; People’s Choice, $200; and Most Creative, $150. 

Toy consignors can start bringing items on the day of the auction at 2 p.m. The auction will take place in the Empire Room of the Arts and Home Center.

Those who can’t make the show and would like to donate or consign items for sale can contact Roger Barkman at rogerbarkman@yahoo.com.

If you would like to help support FFA and agriculture education, contact Paulette Schiebel at pschiebel@tds.net.

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