Bid for Blue is a program we announced in February that provides a donation to the Kansas FFA Foundation of a portion of Purple Wave’s commission on certain assets. Winning bidders are allowed to optionally direct a part of that donation to specific local FFA chapters of their choosing.
Our pilot auction for the program was an ag equipment auction held on Wednesday, February 23. Five assets were designated as eligible for the program, and each was located in northwest Kansas. Each item had more than 10 different bidders, and bids for the five items came from 12 different states.
The auction resulted in a total donation of over $500 for the Kansas FFA Foundation and Kansas FFA chapters. The local chapters directly benefiting from a portion of the donation as specified by the winning bidders are Oakley, Hill City, Colby and Council Grove. The balance will be donated to the Kansas FFA Foundation to support the Ag Mechanics Career Development Event held this spring at Kansas State University.
The next auction with Bid for Blue assets is the March 30 Ag Equipment Internet Auction, where several assets are currently listed for the program. If you’re interested in consigning assets in a way that supports the Kansas FFA without any additional cost to you, contact us today.