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WIU School of Ag Legacy Sale Continues Setting Records

May 1, 2023

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MACOMB, IL – The 10th annual Legacy Sale by Western Illinois University's School of Agriculture once again set a new fundraising record, bringing in $131,000 with last week's event.

The record proceeds from the one-day sale exceed last year's total by $38,000.

The Legacy Sale is organized by the School of Agriculture's Livestock Merchandising Class and the WIU Livestock Judging Team. Money brought in by the sale helps pay for travel expenses for the University's Livestock Judging Team and improvements at the University Farm.

The sale's lead student, Ashtin Guyer, a senior agriculture business major, of Flat Rock, IL, called this year's sale "one for the books."

"To be a part of this record breaking sale was one of the most challenging, yet rewarding things that I have had the privilege to be a part of," said Guyer. "I would also like to send a huge thanks to Dr. Mark Hoge, as the sale would not be possible without him and his commitment to his students, as well as the Ag Department, and SC Online Sales for their continued support year after year. Their team is one of the best in the business and we are thankful for their support in our program"

This year's sale featured 215 lots, which included custom WIU wooden bars, travel opportunities, and frozen genetics.

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