Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Online Auction Underway

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) is holding its fifth annual Rural – Urban Community Auction Nov. 2 through Dec. 2 to support its Community Grantsmanship and scholarship programs.

Bidding will occur online at www.ofbf.cmarket.com on such items as get-away travel packages, home goods, sports memorabilia, collectibles and unique adventure items. More items will continue to be entered into the auction throughout the event.

County Farm Bureaus throughout Ohio have created unique items that represent the best of their communities,” Foundation Director Dale Arnold said. “Several businesses, organizations and friends of Farm Bureau who support Foundation programs have donated items for the event, too.”

Interested parties are invited to visit the site now to register as an official bidder and place bids. The auction will conclude at Ohio Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting in Cincinnati on Dec. 2 with a special live session.

Online bidders can stay involved in the auction through the entire process by using the “Absentee Bidding” option, and are also invited to attend the final live session. Further instructions are available at the auction’s Web site.

The auction is part of CMarket’s national Bidding for Good network, which connects individuals with unique charity auctions across the nation. The Foundation’s goal is to raise more than $15,000.

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, a non-profit, public, charitable 501 (c ) (3) organization, supports projects that focus on education, environmental and economic development issues concerning agriculture and its impact on consumers and communities. More information on the organization’s programs and activities can be found at www.ofbfoundation.org.

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