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Results from WIU Agriculture Legacy Sale

April 29, 2024

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MACOMB, IL - - Western Illinois University's School of Agriculture recently had its 2024 Agriculture Legacy Sale on April 16. This year's sale raised over $150,000 in 247 different lots sold online breaking the old record which raised $132,000.

The Ag Legacy Sale is coordinated and organized by the 335 Livestock Merchandising course. The instructor of this course, Mark Hoge, has led this activity since its implementation. Students enrolled in this course and other students are responsible for securing donations and writing the descriptions of each donation that is posted on the sales website to be ready for the one-day auction.

"It is a powerful statement when a student walks into a job interview with the story that they assisted with raising $150,000 in one day," Director of the Agriculture Department Andrew Baker said. "It is a real attention-getter. These are the types of experiences our students receive in the agriculture curriculum. They have plenty of real-life stories to share in an employment interview."

The funds from this sale help fund the travel expenses associated with the Livestock Judging Team and continuing their national recognition.

For more information, visit the School of Agriculture website.

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Office of University Communications & Marketing