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AgEcon/NAMA Club Auction Raises $1,300 for Charity

Farm Business Management Update, June/July 2003

By Dixie Watts Reaves

The AgEcon/NAMA Club held its annual auction in March with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The Club's contribution, in excess of $1,300, was turned in during the annual Relay for Life walk, held on the Virginia Tech campus for the second year.

Auction co-chairs, Jessica Hynson and Evan Johnson, led a group of students who collected donations from area businesses and from friends and family members in their hometowns. The silent and live auctions featured gift certificates, handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing items, and labor hours. One of the top-selling items was a football signed by Virginia Tech's coaching staff.

Each year, the Club accepts nominations for groups or causes that the auction proceeds will support. Following discussion on all nominations, the Club membership votes to decide where its donation will go. Anyone that would like to suggest a cause for next year's auction, or anyone who would like to donate items to the auction, can contact Club advisor, Dixie Watts Reaves at

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