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Meet the Top 20 Auctioneers in the Midwest

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During the preliminary auctioneers contest at the Iowa Auctioneers Association's annual convention, twenty of the best auctioneers in the state and midwest are chosen to battle it out at the Iowa State Fair. This year we decided to bring one more. Twenty-one professional auctioneers will be vying for the top spot of "Iowa State Auctioneers Champion" on the Anne & Bill Rilley Stage. Given the level of precision and professionalism, it takes to earn a spot in the state fair finals gives spectators a sense of the talent they can expect to see. 

The finals are held under normal auction conditions and each contestant will sell their assigned items to the crowd - rain or shine. Each of our contestants is a dedicated professional auctioneer, some first generation, some fourth, but each brings the spirit and drive of a true professional. 

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​Martha Boyle Inducted into the Iowa Auctioneers Hall of Fame

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Des Moines, IA – On February 3, 2018 the Iowa Auctioneers Association (IAA) inducted Martha Boyle, Holstein, IA into the Iowa Auctioneers Hall of Fame. Martha is the 50th member and second ever female to be inducted into the IAA hall of fame since inception in 1974. The first female inductee was Jerilyn Ann Bergthold of Hannibal, MO in 2004.

Martha grew up in an auctioneer family with generations of commitment to the industry. After graduation from the University of Notre Dame, Martha moved back to her hometown in 1992. Soon after began to work for the family business where she eventually became business partner with her father. Martha received her real estate license in 1999 and attended the Reppert School of Auctioneering in 2003.

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Highlights: 2018 IAA Convention Winners & More!

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Congrats to all that came and participated! The Iowa Auctioneers Association annual convention attracts not only Iowa auction professionals, as well as professional auctioneers from across the country. The three-day event includes seminars from a variety of national speakers. Saturday, Feb. 3 contest where held to name the 2018 Ring Person Champion, the 2018 Rookie Champion, and determine the 2018 Iowa Auctioneer Contest finalists that will go on to compete at the Iowa State Fair in August. 

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Blank Children’s Hospital Received Donation

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IAA board members Rick Van Donsler, Jared Chambers, TJ DeMoss, and Dan Willson presented a $1000 donation to Allissa McKinney, Blank Children's Hospital at a local Lowes Home Improvement store. Net proceeds from 2017 Auctioneer Contest also provided $1000 donations to St. Jude's and University of Iowa Children's Hospitals. Proceeds were made possible because of Lowe's generous donation of items at the finals.

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Congratulations to our Iowa State Champion Auctioneer

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Jared Chambers of Corydon, IA was awarded the title ‘Iowa State Champion Auctioneer’ on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Iowa State Fair during the Auctioneer Contest Finals. 

The top five finalists – Kam Hartstack of Clarinda, 3rd runner up, Justin Steward of Wyoming, 2nd runner up, Jordan Cannon, Central City, 1st runner up, and Jeff Graber of Lincoln, MO, reserve champion.

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State Fair Semi Finals & Final Auction

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To make it to the Iowa State Champion Auctioneer contest each August, IAA members batten in our preliminary contest during the IAA Annual Convention in February.  Our top 20 advance to the finals at the Iowa State Fair. Five judges officiate the final round at the Iowa State Fair. Contestants are rated on speed, bid calling ability, salesmanship, and appearance. This August 15 at 9 AM our contestants will be auctioning off 55 Kolbalt tool packages donated by Lowe's Companies, Inc. Proceeds will benifit 3 of Iowa's childeren hospitals. 

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Help Us Welcome Steve Greenfield as our 2017 Grand Marshall

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Twice an Iowa State Auctioneer Champion, Army Veteran, Respected Auctioneer Professional, Meet Steve Greenfield.

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David Whitley Presents at IAA Seminar August 14

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Join us August 14 to learn from David Whitley! This August workshop is free to IAA Members - LEARN MORE

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