Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction

The 25th Anniversary Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction is set for Tuesday, August 9, 2016!

Join us on the Tuesday evening of the Wisconsin State Fair as the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation hosts the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction.

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Join us Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (registration begins at 5:30 pm) for the 25th annual Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction at the Wisconsin State Fair Case IH Coliseum.

The best of Wisconsin’s Champion specialty meats, like ham, bacon and sausage, plus other special Wisconsin items, are sold to the highest bidder in a fast-paced event. Generous buyers have raised over $2,000,000 to benefit the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, which supports the state’s largest youth organization with more than 350,000 4-H Youth. The auction takes place in partnership with UW-Extension, Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors (WAMP) and the Wisconsin State Fair.

Everyone is welcome to attend and support 4-H youth. Tickets are available for $30. Ticket price includes admission to the floor of the Coliseum, food, refreshments, and fun. Call the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Office at 608.262.1597 to reserve yours today.

Want to get in on the action? Become a Champion Buyer or a FRIEND of the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation & Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction.

Champion Buyer Benefits – In addition to supporting Wisconsin Youth, your purchase is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Champion Buyers are recognized at the auction, on the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation website, press releases, statewide 4-H communications and public media. Champion Buyers also receive other special appreciation benefits.

Build a Champion Buying Group – If you prefer to purchase Champion Meats at the auction with a buying group, rather than by yourself, it is easy. Groups of businesses and individuals can form a buying group consortium to purchase Champion Meats together. We are able to split up the total invoice so members of your group can pay individually.

Join “FRIENDS of the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation & Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction Group” – Support Wisconsin’s 4-H Youth by becoming a “Friend of the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation & 2016 Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction Group”. Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. All 2016 Friends who register and make payment by June 30, 2016, will be highlighted at the 2016 Auction and receive benefits commensurate with their level of membership.

 

FRIENDS Membership Levels

$100 to $499 – Special appreciation item, Recognition at the 2016 Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction event and on the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation website.

$500 to $999 – 1 ticket to the 2016 Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction, special appreciation item, recognition at this year’s auction event and on the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation website.

Over $1,000 – Contact us to discuss additional opportunities for you or your company to support Wisconsin 4-H and the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction.

Click here to make your donation or pre-sale commitment.

    Select  4-H Auction/Wis State Fair Gov. Blue Ribbon Meat Products  in the drop down menu of choices.

For more information about the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction call the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Office at 608.262.159

 

Top corporate sponsors of the 2015 event were:

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*Photo credits (4-H Press Team and Shellie Kappleman Photography)


2015 Champion Buyers and Meat Processors

SPECIAL THANKS to the 2015 Champion Buyers and the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors Champion Meat Products winners. The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction benefitting the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation results include:

Best In Show – Ultimate Bacon

Made by: Lake Geneva Country Meats, Lake Geneva
Buyer: Country Fresh Meats, Wisconsin Souvenir Milkcaps, Meijer Inc., Egg Innovations, Town Bank, Jim Reid, Bob and Jill Nieskes
Sale price: $20,000

Grand Champion Flavored Bacon

Made by: Haen Meat Packing Inc, Kaukauna
Buyer: CRI
Sale price: $7,100

Generously donated back and resold to Poulson Farms for $2,750

Reserve Grand Champion Flavored Bacon

Made by: Brandon Meats and Sausage Inc., Brandon
Buyer: Beechwood Sales
Sale price: $3,200

Grand Champion Bone-in Ham

Made by: Lake Geneva Country Meats, Lake Geneva
Buyer: Meijer, Inc.
Sale price: $8,000

Reserve Grand Bone-in Ham

Made by: Ray’s Market, Colby
Buyer: Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation/Capn’s Steakhouse & Saloon
Sale price: $4,000

Generously donated back and resold to Daluge Travel for $2,100

Grand Champion Flavored Summer Sausage

Made by: Haen Meat Packing Inc., Kaukauna
Buyer: Saz’s /GO Riteway / LeRoy Hauser Rural Mutual Insurance / Boehlke Bottled Gas
Sale price: $3,000

Reserve Grand Flavored Summer Sausage

Made by: Wyttenbach Meats, Prairie du Sac
Buyer: UW Provisions
Sale price: $ 2,500

Generously donated back and resold to the Bob Arndt Family for $1,500

Grand Champion Dried or Smoked Beef

Made by: Sixth Street Market, Ashland
Buyer: Rural Mutual Insurance
Sale price: $3,100

Generously donated back and resold to the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Board of Directors Consortium for $2,000

Reserve Grand Dried or Smoked Beef

Made by: Haen Meat Packing Inc., Kaukauna
Buyer: Hartmann Sand and Gravel
Sale price: $2,100

Grand Champion Flavored Snack Sausages

Made by: Olson’s Woodville Meats, Woodville
Buyer: Egg Innovations and Bob & Jill Nieskes
Sale price: $2,300

Generously donated back and resold to Wisconsin Souvenir Milk Caps for $1,250

Reserve Grand Flavored Snack Sausages

Made by: Lodi Sausage Company and Meat Market, Lodi
Buyer: Country Fresh Meats
Sale price: $1,400

Generously donated back and resold to Saz’s for $750

Grand Champion Specialty Cooked Bratwurst

Made by: Kewaskum Frozen Foods, Kewaskum
Buyer: Saz’s / GO Riteway / LeRoy Hauser Rural Mutual Insurance / Boehlke Bottled Gas
Sale price: $4,100

Reserve Grand Specialty Cooked Bratwurst

Made by: Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly, Oconomowoc
Buyer: Beechwood Sales
Sale price: $1,250

Grand Champion Specialty Game Meats

Made by: Northwoods Locker LLC, Clayton
Buyer: Egg Innovations, Bob & Jill Nieskes and Tim & Brenda Lobdell
Sale price: $1,750

Generously donated back and resold to Badgerland Financial for $1,100

Reserve Grand Specialty Game Meats

Made by: Wisconsin River Meats, Mauston
Buyer: Country Fresh Meats
Sale price: $1,750

Grand Champion Cured Specialty Product

Made by: Lake Geneva Country Meats, Lake Geneva
Buyer: Wisconsin Souvenir Milk Caps
Sale price: $4,000

Reserve Grand Champion Cured Specialty Product

Made by: Northwoods Locker LLC, Clayton
Buyer: Crane Farms
Sale price: $1,250

THANKS to our 2015 hospitality partners who donated their time, items or goods for this event:

  • Rupena’s Fine Foods
  • Klement’s Sausage Company, Inc.
  • Wisconsin State Fair Original Cream Puffs
  • Beechwood Distributors
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Sports Services

    State Fair 4-H Foundation Affinity Partner Program

    Vendors & Retailers have the opportunity to help support 4-H Youth by joining our 4-H Foundation Affinity Partner Program.  Retailers & Wisconsin State Fair Vendors donate a portion of their sales on the Tuesday of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction event or choose to donate a specific dollar amount.   A 4-H Foundation Affinity Partner point of purchase display sign is located at each participating vendor’s locations.  This awareness encourages consumers & fair-goers to patronize our Affinity Partners.  Please contact us for more details on this special vendor and retail outlet program.

Contact

Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation, Inc.
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-1597
Email: info@Wis4HFoundation.org

Contributions to the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation

Contributions to the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation are used to assist the organization in their mission to provide resources to the Wisconsin 4‑H program.

Contributions are made with the understanding that the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation has complete control and administration over the use of the donated funds.

The Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Federal tax identification number is 39-0914868.

Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation Statement of Nondiscrimination

The Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation is committed to, and morally bound to, a policy of nondiscrimination in regard to race, veteran status, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, gender, or sexual orientation as applicable to persons served by it, to staff employment, and to membership on its governing board.

As an organization and as individuals, we take the opportunity to learn and benefit from the divergent perspectives, backgrounds, and abilities each individual brings to the pursuit of our common mission.