Consider supporting Michigan 4-H members through 4-H virtual auction opportunities this summer.
Many youth across the state have worked throughout the past year on their 4-H projects and with the return of face-to-face activities, many fairs are being hosted in-person. Contact your local MSU Extension office for information about bidding on 4-H projects or other ways you can support the 4-H youth program.
Ways you can help:
PARTICIPATE in a 4-H auction.
Purchase locally-sourced meat, crafts or other auction items from 4-H youth to support their 4-H experience and continued learning and development. Learn more on the Virtual Auction FAQ, Potential Buyer FAQ and other resources below.
DONATE to a local food bank.
Instead of purchasing the meat for your consumption, consider donating the protein to a local food bank to support people in need in your community. Participation in the 4-H virtual auction food bank donation program varies by community. Learn more on the Virtual Auction FAQ, Potential Buyer FAQ and other resources below.
Help us reach our $50,000 goal to support youth. Youth participating in the 4-H Virtual Learning Showcase & Auctions will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships to pursue post-secondary education.
Resources for Potential Buyers
Published on June 23, 2020
An add-on is a sum of money donated by an individual, business, agency or organization to the youth seller in a virtual auction. This document will answer frequently asked questions about the add-on feature of online sales.
Published on June 8, 2020
Youth participants and potential buyers will find these helpful resources and documents useful as they prepare for virtual auction opportunities.
Published on June 4, 2020
Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions by parties interested in bidding on and purchasing items in online auctions.