(Lincoln, NE) Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman recognized the valuable service auctioneers provide to the public and declared April 20, 2013 as National Auctioneers’ Day. The proclamation, signed by Governor Heineman and presented to the Nebraska Auctioneers Association, outlined the importance of the auction profession in Nebraska.
The Auction method of marketing provides consumers, businesses, farmers, ranchers and public institutions an economical method of selling goods. The Nebraska Auctioneers Association provides education, training and a code of ethics for its members, providing sellers with the latest in technology, marketing and financial safeguards.
Association President Jeff Temme, Elkhorn Valley Real Estate, Petersburg, Nebraska, thanked the Governor for recognizing National Auctioneers’ Day in Nebraska and stated that the auction profession continues to grow, with technology broadening the audience for sellers. “An auction held in Nebraska can attract buyers from around the country or even the world,” he added. With a thriving agricultural economy, Association members continue to see strong activity for farm and ranch sales, including some record prices for land sales.
Nebraska auctioneers are active in supporting charities through their time and talent given to these auctions. The Association also focuses on donating to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To date, auctioneers throughout the country have donated over $3.5 million dollars to the St. Jude Hospital.
The Association will be holding their Annual Convention May 31 through June 2, 2013 at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center in Kearney, Nebraska. The preliminary round of the Nebraska State Auctioneer Championship Contest will be held Saturday, June 1, at 1:00 p.m., during the convention. The public is welcome to attend and participate as some of Nebraska’s best showcase their skills.