Working Together For Success

Jan 5, 2024 | WAA Member News

ELEVATING AUCTION EXCELLENCE – Working Together For Success! Fellow Members,The beginning of a New Year is not merely a marker of time, it is an opportunity for us to reflect on our shared mission, values and the incredible potential that lies within our efforts of working together.Working together to strengthen the auction profession is a great initiative that can lead to enhanced profession development and a more influential presence in the industry.Auctions, by nature, are a perfect display of working together. Whether it’s the spirited chant of an auctioneer, the enthusiastic bidding of buyers, or the support of our dedicated staff: every element transcends the ability to work together.In the coming year, let us reaffirm our commitment to working together towards common goals. The auction industry is changing yet it still stays the same. Together, we can elevate the standards of our profession, ensuring that our association continues to be a leader in excellence.We, as an association, have the opportunity to gather at our annual convention and numerous events throughout the year. I encourage each of you to take full advantage of these events. Actively engage with one another, share your insights and contribute your unique perspectives. Our association is not just an organization, it is a community of professionals bound by a shared passion for auctions. Let us leverage our working together to propel our association to new heights in the year ahead.Annual Convention at The Lodge in Mauston, WIJanuary 29 – 31, 2024→ Click here to register for the conferenceA few details to start planning for attendance at the convention:·         Fun Auction: Bring an item from your community, something that identifies you or a quirky collectible to be auctioned off during our Fun Auction.·         Banquet: Our Banquet theme is ‘Game On’. We encourage you to wear your favorite team sports jersey! See you at Convention!Riley Kahl
WAA President
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Let us know your thoughts! Should WAA participate in the Farm Technology Days again as an exhibitor?The 2024 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days being held in Cadott, Wisconsin from August 13 – 15.  This is the 70th year the show has been held.  It moves around the State of Wisconsin to farms and communities educating attendees in and about agriculture.  They are expecting 45,000 people to attend the 3-day show that will feature 500 exhibitors selling products and services to agribusinesses, farmers, rural residents, landowners and more.The show offers a variety of programming that includes:Field Demonstrations for alfalfa and winter wheatRide ‘n Drive opportunities with vehiclesDrone Technology demonstrationsEquine Area with Arena and Round Pen EventsYouth Agriculture Adventure with activities for kidsBeef breed displays and handling demonstrationsRural Events Center with local non-profit and commercial displaysProgress Pavilion featuring a soil pit and government agency assistance

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