How to Support Us
There are three ways to support the 4-H/FFA Market Animal Show and Sale.
1. Donate to the Agricultural Complex Building Fund
2. Donate to the General Operations Fund
3. Purchase a project animal at the sale
Make a Donation
Donations can be sent directly to:
4-H & FFA MAS
PO Box 2841
Staunton, VA 24402
Make checks payable to: 4H & FFA MAS
Memo line: Indicate fund purpose (Building Fund or Operations Fund)
Call Ashley Craun at 540-245-5750 for more information.
For more information about the Agricultural Complex, please contact:
Matt Hickey, Chairman, Market Animal Show & Sale Board of Directors
Bradley Dunsmore, Buyer's Committee Representative, Market Animal Show & Sale Board of Directors
David Shiflett, Past Chair, Market Animal Show & Sale Board of Directors
Purchase a Project Animal
The exhibitors in the show look forward to the sale, where their hard work and effort will pay off. Many of the youth will use the proceeds to finance their college education or reinvest the money in a future projects. Local businesses and civic leaders can help support the youth of Augusta County by purchasing an animal at this year's sale.
There are three ways to purchase an animal:
1. You may purchase the animal for the full price during the auction. With this option, the buyer is responsible for taking the animal away from the Stockyard. You may want to work with a local slaughter house and have them move the animal for you.
Example: Steer Market Price= $.85/pound
Steer Weight= 1,200 pounds
Your Cost= $ 1,020.00
2. If you would like to purchase an animal and “floor” it, you will no longer be responsible for the animal. Flooring an animal means that you will pay the difference between the predetermined floor price and the market price. The packing company who purchased the floor price for the evening will pay the remaining cost and take the animal. Basically, you are making a donation to the exhibitor as you will not receive any product for your contribution.
Example: Market Price= $2.30/pound = $253
Floor Price = $1.05/pound = $115.50
Lamb Weight= 110 pounds
Your cost = $137.50
3. The third way to support the sale is to make a monetary contribution to the buyers committee. The committee will purchase an animal on your behalf and your name/business name will be mentioned at the sale. This way each Individual or business will receive recognition for their contribution, regardless of the amount they donated.
If you are interested in purchasing an animal, please contact the Augusta County Extension Office at 540-245-5750.