AgNews – November 7, 2017

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House Releases Tax Cut and Jobs Act

Last week House Ways and Means Chairman Brady (R-TX) released the House plan to cut taxes. The bill is called the Tax Cut and Jobs Act and will be marked up in the Ways and Means Committee this week with the goal of passing the bill in the House before Thanksgiving. The Senate Finance Committee may release its version this week. Highlights from the House bill include:
Collapses personal tax brackets from 7 to 4 (12%, 25%, 35%, 39.6%), with a doubling of the standard deduction, and an increase of child and dependent tax credits.

Phases out the Estate Tax after 2023, with an immediate doubling of the exemption, while fully maintaining stepped up basis.

Repeals the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

For businesses, rates for Corporations (including C corps) are moved to a 20% flat rate and pass through business income (via partnerships, LLCs, Sub S, etc.) is taxed at 25%.

Cash basis accounting for agriculture is maintained.

Interest deductibility for businesses is maintained but restricted to those with less than $25 million in annual revenues.

Section 179 is maintained and increased to a $5 million limit.

Section 1031 like kind exchanges are maintained, but for real property only.

More on the House Plan

AQB Issues Fourth Exposure Draft of Proposed Changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

The Appraisal Qualification Board (AQB) recently released an exposure draft with proposed changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualifications Criteria. Comments are due by January 12, 2018. The AQB will also accept verbal comments at its public meeting in Washington, DC on Thursday, February 1, 2018.
Areas proposed for changes include:

Degree Requirement for Licensed Residential and Certified Residential: Section 1 of this document addresses college-level education requirements for the Licensed Residential and Certified Residential classifications.

Alternative Track for Licensed Residential to Certified Residential: Section 2 of this document outlines a pathway for qualified Licensed Residential appraisers to obtain a Certified Residential credential without satisfying the college-level education requirements.
Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal: Section 3 of this document outlines the status of the Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal concept.

Experience Requirements: Section 4 of this document contains proposed revisions to the experience hours and time frames required for the Licensed Residential, Certified Residential, and Certified General classifications.

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USDA Secretary Perdue Announces Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD) State Directors, all serving as appointees of President Donald J. Trump. FSA State Directors help implement U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policies in planning, organizing, and administering FSA programs in their respective states. They are also responsible for running the day-to-day activities of the state FSA office. Similarly, RD State Directors work to help improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.

List of FSA and RD Directors

Voting Begins for Farm Service Agency County Committees

The USDA will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the 2017 Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. To ensure their votes are counted, producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 4, 2017. Nearly 7,700 FSA county committee members serve FSA offices nationwide. Each committee has three to 11 elected members who serve three-year terms of office. One-third of county committee seats are up for election each year. County committee members apply their knowledge and judgment to help FSA make important decisions on its commodity support programs, conservation programs, indemnity and disaster programs, and emergency programs and eligibility.

Producers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program to be eligible to vote in the county committee election. Approximately 1.7 million producers are currently eligible to vote in this year’s election.

FY 2018 Congressional Budget Resolution Set

After the Senate passed its FY 2018 budget the week of 10/16, the House narrowly passed the Senate version the week of 10/23 rather than insisting on a conference. The House vote of 216 – 212 was a party-line vote with 20 Republicans joining all Democrats voting “No.” The budget resolution does not require a Presidential signature. The Congressional Budget Resolution sets up budget reconciliation procedures for a tax reform package, with up to $1.5 trillion in additional deficit spending for tax reform. The Budget does not require any cuts to agriculture spending programs, so the House and Senate Agriculture Committees can write the farm bill at current spending levels. Recall the 2014 farm bill was believed to save $23 billion at the time of passage, which has since resulted in over $100 billion in actual savings compared to the 2008 farm bill provisions.

Senate Approves Ibach, Northey on Hold, Clovis Withdraws

Greg Ibach was sworn in as the new Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs last week. Bill Northey still awaits Senate approval to become the next Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has placed a hold on his nomination. The hold does not appear to have anything to do with Mr. Northey but rather Senator Cruz is upset with assurances the Trump Administration recently made to Midwestern legislators with regard to Renewable Fuels Standards (RFS) policy. Finally, Sam Clovis withdrew his nomination to be the Undersecretary for Research and Science at USDA.

ABA Survey: Farm Profitability Remains Down but Fewer Lenders Report Declines

Farm profitability continued to decline in the first half of 2017, according to the latest agricultural lenders survey conducted by the American Bankers Association and Farmer Mac. While the overwhelming majority of ag lenders — 82 percent — reported declines in profitability, that figure was down seven points from six months before. The approval rate for ag loans was 84 percent.

“We were encouraged to see that lenders remain ready to assist farmers and fulfill their credit needs despite the drag in the agricultural economy,” said Brittany Kleinpaste, director of economic policy and research at ABA. “Overall, the data showed that agricultural lenders are a little more optimistic about what’s ahead for their customers than they were in December of 2016.”

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All About the Effective Rate

When it comes to federal taxes, you know I’m all about that effective rate,
‘Bout that effective rate, not brackets
I’m all ’bout that effective rate, ’bout that effective rate, not brackets.

We’re shamelessly adapting Megan Trainor’s lyrics, but when it comes to farmers and federal taxes we’re all about the effective rate, not the baseline rate found in the tax rate brackets. When House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady makes public the committee’s tax bill tomorrow, it will once again be how all of the provisions interact to produce the effective tax rate that farmers pay to which we pay attention.

There are three main factors that have an impact how farmers are impacted by the federal tax code. The first is that most farms file through the individual code, not the corporate code. The second is that the vast majority of the average farm’s assets are tied up in illiquid long-term assets. The third is that farm income is predictability unpredictable.

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Recent Iowa Land Sales Could Indicate Increasing Values

Farmers remain the top buyers of farmland and a few recent sales in Iowa show farmland values could soon be on the rise.

Last week in Story County, a 787-acre parcel of land was sold for an average of $10,770 dollars an acre, nearly $1,000 more than what the realtor expected for the ground in central Iowa.

A sale in Plymouth County in the northwestern corner divided the land into two tracts. The first 40 acres cashed in at $15,200 per acre while the left over 157 acres was sold for $14,600 an acre.

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Comparing NASS and RMA County Yields for Corn

Controversy has surrounded determination of ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage county) yields. One component of this controversy is the difference in the county yields determined by NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service) and RMA (Risk Management Agency), both U.S. Department of Agriculture units. This yield difference is examined for the 2009-2015 corn crops. While the average NASS-RMA county corn yield difference across counties and years is relatively small, large yield differences are not uncommon for a given county across years and across counties in a given year. A regression analysis finds the absolute difference in yields is statistically larger for counties with higher expected yields, higher yield variability, and a smaller share of planted acres that are insured, but is statistically smaller for counties in Midwest states. These findings are reasonable, but the regression explains only 12% of the variation in the yield differences. Controversy is thus likely to continue since a large difference that cannot be explained will lead to questions about which yield is more accurate and thus whether payments by county commodity and insurance programs are fair.

Data: NASS and RMA yields for counties, as modified by FSA, are available on the FSA website for selected crops for the 2009-2015 crop years. By statute, NASS publishes a harvested acre yield. In contrast, ARC-CO uses a planted acre yield. Thus, FSA must modify the NASS data. To calculate a NASS-based, ARC-CO yield for a county, FSA divides NASS reported production by NASS reported planted acres for all crops except corn, barley, oats, grain sorghum, and wheat. For these 5 crops, FSA modifies the calculation to exclude acres not intended for harvest as grain, such as acres for haying, grazing and silage. Specifically for the 5 crops, FSA divides NASS reported production by (NASS reported harvested acres plus RMA reported unharvested acres).

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CA Growers, Organizations Share Ag Labor Struggles and Solutions

Produce growers are searching for long-term solutions not just a short-term fix when it comes to agricultural labor.

However, lawmakers and the farming community are mixed when it comes to those different solutions.
The Ag Guest worker Act, introduced by Chairman Bob Goodlatte cleared the House Judiciary Committee in late October. It’s designed to replace the H-2A Program.

That’s not the only piece of legislation floating around Congress.

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Monsanto Signs Agreement With Emerging Technology Device

Two Pore Guys, a manufacturer for handheld diagnostic testing equipment, announced Monsanto’s global agreement to use the devices.

The agreement allows Monsanto to evaluate the performance of the new technology in both laboratories as well as in field conditions in detecting crops, pests, and pathogens. The handheld, single-molecule digital biosensor is as accurate as medial lab equipment but is as inexpensive and easy to use as a blood glucose monitor.

The innovative device can test for any molecule in humans, animals, plants, and the environment. The device is small and battery powered, allowing the gadget to be used in fields and reducing the costs of tests otherwise taken to labs. The device can be used to quantify GMOs and traits, do IP fingerprinting, assist in breeding, monitor pathogens, and more.

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ASFMRA Attends United Soybean Board Investment Conference

In a show of collaboration with other industry leading organizations, Brian Stockman, EVP/CEO of ASFMRA attended the United Soybean Board (USB) Investment Conference on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. ASFMRA attended to be part of an in-depth discussion on additional transparency in the market in order to set the stage for a constituent value system. The U.S. soybean industry is facing increased competition from global markets and participants discussed barriers, opportunities and collaboration.

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Are You Ready – Read All About It!

The Education Foundation Auction will be held next week – November 16, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia! Can you believe it is almost here? Have you heard about the great Auction items that we have this year? You definitely do not want to miss this one! Have you made your donation to the 2017 Education Foundation Auction yet? You can participate by donating an Auction item and/or by bidding at the Auction. This fun, entertaining annual event at the Annual Conference supports a variety of projects such as the development of new educational offerings, rewrite of course material to continue to offer cutting edge education, and much more.

Mark your calendar now – November 16, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia and be part of this special event. Plans are being made and we need you to make the Auction a success again this year! We need your donations. The Education Foundation Auction’s success depends on you – ASFMRA members, Chapters, sponsors, exhibitors, and nonmember supporters.

Donations that have been made to the 2017 Education Foundation Auction include –
The Indiana Chapter has donated an Indianapolis 500 Racing package. You do not want to miss your opportunity to bid on this amazing package that includes everything that you will need to have an amazing weekend! The package has it all – includes two tickets for the 2018 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race weekend (May 25th through May 27th), two race day tickets located in the Paddock Grandstand where you will have a spectacular view of the Start/Finish, two tickets for admission to Miller Lite Carb Day (May 25th), two tickets for Legends Day (May 26th), two tickets for admission to the garage area immediately following completion of the race, and a three day auto parking permit!
Brian Gatzke, ARA donated the Savannah Golf Foursome. Come play golf in Savannah with Stephen Frerichs plus receive $100 to spend in the Club House. Enjoy your round of golf at The Club at Savannah Harbor. This Golf Foursome may be redeemed either before or after the ASFMRA Annual Conference (valid until April 8, 2018).
Roos & Associates, Inc. has donated a Quilt that you will want to take home with you! This is a farm theme Queen/King sized quilt made by Pat Roos. This quilt will keep you warm on the cold nights and keep you feeling nice and snug. You will have a difficult time sharing this quilt with your family.
Value Midwest has donated several pieces of jewelry that you have to see to believe. These beautiful pieces are sure to wow that special someone in your life and let them know just how amazing and dear to you they are. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to bid online for two of these spectacular items – one is 14k Gold Ear Rings and another is a Money Clip – Place your online bid on either one or both of these items NOW! Bid on the Gold Ear Rings and/or Money Clip!
Other pieces of jewelry donated by Value Midwest include a Diamond and Saphire Necklace, 14k Gold Ring with Diamond, Landstroms Gold Bracelet, Gold Tie Tack, and Gold Ear Rings.
The Missouri Chapter has donated a Charlie Daniels Autographed Fiddle. Don’t miss out on this one! A beautiful red/white/blue fiddle signed and authenticated by Charlie Daniels. This also comes with a Charlie Daniels Band CD, padded case, certificate of authenticity, and a signed photograph of Charlie Daniels. What a fantastic gift or collector item for any music lover!
The Northeast Chapter has donated a Frederick Remington Bronze “The Mountain Man”. This depicts one of the old Iroqouis trappers who followed the fur companies into the Rocky Mountains. The sculptor chose a dramatic episode in the daily life of a trapper and his mount’s decent on an almost vertical slope. Once you see this, you will want to make sure you take this home with you!
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass has donated a Complimentary One (1) Night Stay in a Traditional Room and a Complimentary Breakfast for Two (2) in Ko’Sin Restaurant at the Sharaton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Arizona – the site for the 2018 ASFMRA Annual Conference. The gift certificates are valid through December 30, 2018. Make sure to bid on this item and plan to attend the Conference next year for another fantastic event!
Boyd Harris has donated a Stetson 30X Hat. It is crafted in the original Gateway to the west, from the Stetson factory in St. Joseph, Missouri. This 30X felt hat will set you off in style! You get to pick your size and color.
The Ontario Chapter has made a cash donation to the 2017 Education Foundation Auction!
Dick and Conni Edmunds have donated a Niagara Falls Trip. This is a weekend trip to tour local area, Niagara Falls and attractions, Amish stores, etc. You do not want to miss your opportunity to bid and win this fantastic vacation trip that you will remember for life! Dick and Conni Edmunds have also donated Maple Syrup and Maple Cream. There are going to be a variety of sizes so everyone will be able to find the right size of syrup and/or cream that works for you and your family to enjoy this amazing maple syrup and maple cream.
The South Dakota Chapter has donated a Case of South Dakota Wine. This is a mixed case that consists of twelve (12) bottles of wine from six (6) South Dakota wineries. Be the lucky recipient of this wine and you will be able to sample a variety of wines from South Dakota. The South Dakota Chapter has also made a cash donation to the 2017 Education Foundation Auction!
The Illinois Chapter has donated a Waterford Crystal Bowl. This beautiful bowl will make any place you sit it stand out.
The Mid-South Chapter has donated a Beretta A400 Xplor Action 12-guage Semiaction Shotgun. Lightweight design, rotating bolt, feeding system and self-cleaning piston, fiber-optic sight, and Micro-Core butt pad. Carry case is included.
Jeff Berg, ARA has donated a Toy Semi Tractor and Hopper Bottom Grain Trailer. This Peterbuilt Model 367 cab features lights and sounds, opening doors, and adjustable mirrors. Jeff has also donated a Bruder John Deere T6701 Combine Harvester. This has realistic details and functions. You do not want to miss your opportunity to bid on these and make your child or grandchild’s Christmas by giving them these gifts that they will create memories of joy with!
A Sewing Basket has been donated anonymously. This is a converted bushel basket and perfect for storing your needle ware projects! It will hold your crochet and knitting needles, yarn, and current project you are working on. This is a must have for anyone who enjoys crochet, needle work, and any crafting at all!
AgWare, Inc. has donated an AgWare Gift Certificate that may be applied toward either the purchase of a new Agware standard UAAR or MGR license or toward annual maintenance subscription renewal. You don’t want to miss out on this one!
The Washington Chapter has donated Washington Red Wine. This will be a fantastic wine to share with others at your table at the Auction. What a great way to make new friends! The Washington Chapter has also donated Chukar Cherries from Washington. The chocolate lover in you will have you bidding on these delicious cherries in the hopes of being able to take some home with you, that is, if you can resist them that long!
AgriCom Appraisals and the Washington Chapter have donated Washington Spirits. This is a gift certificate for Dry Fly-Whiskey and Bourbon. Enjoy the great spirits that Washington has to offer.
The Washington Chapter and Hatley Cobb Farmland Management have donated Washington’s Finest Beef in which you will receive a gift certificate for 4 New York Strips, 4 Center cut Rib Eye’s, and 2 filet (tenderloin). Enjoy the tasty beef that Washington has to offer with your family and friends.
Dennis and Lori Reyman have donated a Stalcup Diamond Anniversary Necklace. The Reyman’s have commissioned this custom necklace with more than 30 carats of Herkimer diamond quartz crystals that have been hand-crafted with emerald-green Swarovski crystals, pyramid cut and diamond cut sterling silver beads, and a Swarovski crystal encrusted pave’ pendant. Don’t miss the Iowa corn charm on the clasp! A breathtaking gift for that special someone in your life.
Don and Doris Cochran have donated an IH Farmall 656 Model Tractor that is 1/16 scale Model Tractor. Don and Doris have also donated an Allis Chalmers WD 45 Model Tractor that is 1/16 scale Model Tractor. You do not want to miss your opportunity to bid on these model tractors, especially if you are a collector. You have to add these to your collection.
Bill Backhaus has donated a Wyffels Hybrids 1:64 Metal Replica Mack Semi and Trailer. The Wyffels Hybrids wrap is on the trailer. Bill has also donated a Wyffels Hybrids 1:34 Replica Mack L Series Full Stake Truck with Seed Sacks. This is a Limited Edition and Serial Numbered. These are cannot miss items that you definitely will want to take home with you. In addition, Bill has also donated Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey & Vintage Wyffels Seed Bag. This whiskey is made with at least 51% #1 yellow dent corn and comes from the Buffalo Trace Distillery which today stands as one of America’s oldest distilling sites.
Deon Herndon, ARA has donated some Chukar Cherries from Washington. Chocolate lovers will not want to go home without some of these. The box of Chukar Cherries is a popular Chocolate cherry quartet containing Cabernet, Amaretto Rainiers, Cherry Bings, and Classic Milk. Something for everyone!
Steve and Jane Motsinger have donated a framed, signed, and numbered print – “Main Street Dodge City”. The first building in the print has a sign ‘Real Estate’. You cannot pass this beautiful piece of art up. It will be the talking point in any room of your home or office.
The Kentucky Chapter has donated Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Four Roses Bourbon, and Lexington Bourbon. Each of these is a 750ml bottle of bourbon. Be the lucky one who receives one, two, or all three of these items and be the star at your table! You can share with your friends and/or take some home with you.
Hall and Hall has donated National Western Stock Show tickets, eight (8) tickets. These tickets are for Grounds and Rodeo performance. Come to Denver, Colorado and while here, go to the National Western Stock Show. Make it a family vacation and see all the sights at the Stock Show. It will be a time you won’t forget.
The Iowa Chapter has donated an Ertl Precision Elite Series John Deere Model 4320. This is 1/16 scale die-cast metal replica of the John Deere Model 4320. This is a great gift for anyone who enjoys John Deere. The Iowa Chapter has also donated Templeton Rye Whiskey. This whiskey has been aged six years in American Oak barrels. It is a limited release and is 91.l5 Proof with unforgettable flavor.
Juliana Young, ARA has donated Silver Oak Wine Collection. If you enjoy a great glass of wine that drinks beautifully, you will not want to miss out on this one! This is a rare vertical collection of 2008 through 2013 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that have been chosen from the finest vintages and offers you the opportunity to taste six wines at different levels of maturity.
The Minnesota Chapter has donated a Radisson Blu Hotel Gift Certificate. The Radisson Blu Mall of America is an elegant hotel that gives you direct access to the Mall of America via the skyway for the ultimate style and convenience. Come and enjoy this experience with your family.
The Wisconsin Chapter has donated a Charter Fishing trip. The trip is for up to six people on Lake Michigan out of Kewaunee, WI. The fishing license and cleaning your catch is included. The package also includes one night of double occupancy lodging for up to three rooms. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to see this beautiful country, kick back, and enjoy nature!
Pioneer Hybrid has donated ‘Evening Rendezvous’ by Terry Redlin. This is a limited edition, has a Certificate of Authenticity, and is signed and numbered. The image is one before a dramatic sky of developing thunderheads and bursting light, a family quietly glides toward Rendezvous Point. The framed size is 29 x 42 with 1.75 two-tone walnut-finished molding. This is a great addition to any room in your home or office.
The Montana Chapter has donated Settlers’ Tea which is Steel Toe Distillery – Potomac MT 60 Proof; Uncle Carl’s Prohibition Style Whiskey which is Steel Toe Distillery, Potomac, MT 120 Proof; Montana Honey Moonshine which is Willie’s Distillery – Ennis MT – 70 Proof; Montana Cold Spring Huckleberry Flavored Vodka which is very tasty with lemonade, Bozeman Spirits, MT 80 Proof; and Willies Huckleberry Sweet Cream Liqueur which is Willie’s Distillery Ennis MT 35 Proof. You do not want to miss your opportunity to taste these fine spirits from Montana. Make sure to get your bid in!
Rio Citrus to Florida Chapter on behalf of John Young has donated two 4/5 Bushel Cartons – two boxes of Florida Citrus which includes 1/2 Red Grapefruit and 1/2 Navel Oranges each. You do not want to miss out on these delicious grapefruit and oranges!
Element has donated a Yeti Cooler. Yeti Roadie Cooler. 15 lbs. 13 5/8 X 14 ¼ X 17 ¼. Keep all your beverages and cold items cold while you enjoy a day out in nature.
Robb Steinke Appraisal, LLC has donated Idaho Famous Potatoes. Enjoy 15 pounds of Premium Idaho Russet Potatoes that will be delivered to your house or business. Get into the Christmas spirit with a Christmas table runner that was handmade by Jane Steinke. With these potatoes comes a basket with a mix of Idaho items (cookbook, etc.). Get your bid in and enjoy these Idaho Russet potatoes. Robb Steinke Appraisal, LLC has also donated a Gentleman’s Field Knife. This knife was made by award-winning bladesmith Robb Gary. The knife and pins are engraved in the Sheridan Style. Comes with leather lanyard, 6 oz leather sheath and a custom box that has been engraved with the old ASFMRA logo. This is one of those items that you will want to keep for yourself!
David and Moira GaNun have donated a Stained Glass Vase. This is artist quality stained glass vase with liner. This will brighten up any room in your home or office.
Ray Wagester, ARA has donated a Sweetland Soap Basket. These twelve bars are 100% natural, handmade soap. Each bar is a unique variety that is formulated to gently cleanse skin and stay firm to the last sliver. These will fill up your room with a fantastic aroma.
Ann and Kirk Weih have donated a Cold Winters Afternoon Quilt. This is 80” x 90”. Ribbons Block quilt pattern. On that cold day, you can curl up with this handmade quilt, your beverage of choice, a bowl of popcorn, and enjoy a movie. This will keep you warm and snug. Kirk and Ann have also donated a Pillsbury’s Best Feeds Sack. This is a collector’s dream! Rare Pillsbury’s Best Feeds cotton sack. Make sure to get your bid in so you can add this to your collection!
The Oregon Chapter has donated a Pendleton Wool Blanket. This is a beautiful bold Aztec design, queen size blanket. It is 82% Wool/18% Cotton. It is made in the USA. Enjoy your favorite show covered up with this blanket.
The Oklahoma Chapter has donated an Oklahoma Fall Survival Kit. To help you with your thirst, this kit contains one case mixed flavor Iron Monk beer made with local grains, plus four koozies and four Eskimo Joe’s cups. To help keep you warm, there is also an XL Eskimo Joe’s pull-over. To help with your hunger, there are two bags of locally made No Man’s Land Beef Jerky (one hot, one mild). What else could you ask for?

Make your tax deductible donation to the Education Foundation Auction today by simply completing the donation form. Return the completed form directly to Hope Evans via email at: or fax at: 303.758.0190.

Make your commitment for Auction items today. Auction items should be shipped directly to the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa to arrive no later than Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Please do not send your Auction items to arrive at the hotel more than three (3) days in advance – not to arrive before November 10, 2017 – due to the cost the hotel charges for storage.

If you have any questions concerning donations, contact Hope Evans directly at: 303.692.1216 or THANK YOU for your generous donations and continued support.