Miller Named 2012 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer

Jared Miller is a third generation auctioneer and has been a licensed profession since 2006. Jared is an employee of Lamoni Livestock Market and is the lead auctioneer for the North Missouri Produce Auction, a wholesale produce auction in Jamesport, MO, selling over 1 million dollars of fresh produce annually to buyers from four states. He also conducts farm, estate and other types of auctions. Jared is a member of the Iowa Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Association.

Miller will now serve for three years on the IAA Bid Calling Contest committee and will be the emcee for the 2013 contest finals.

Reserve Champion was Ed Behr of Mason City, Iowa. Also finishing in the top five spots were Matt McWhirter of Wayland, Iowa, first runner up; Tracey Bantz of Winthrop, Iowa, second runner up; and Daniel Wilson of Redfield, Iowa, third runner up.

The contestants are required to participate in the preliminary contest during the IAA Annual Convention that is held in February, with the top 22 advancing to the finals at the Iowa State Fair.

Also competing in the final round of competition at the Iowa State Fair were: Todd Borgmeyer, Norfolk, Nebraska; Trisha Brauer, Roeland Park, Kansas; R.J. Brinkmeyer, Hubbard, Iowa; Jordan Cannon, Central City, Iowa; Leroy Hoffman, Titonka, Iowa; Ben Hollesen, Sioux Rapids, Iowa; Gary A. Littrel, Bettendorf, Iowa; Steven Maynes, Dexter, Iowa; Randy Nefzger, Dyersville, Iowa; Perry Pendroy, Monroe, Iowa; Russell Puchalla, Roca, Nebraska; Christopher L. Richard, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Ben Schueller, Maquoketa, Iowa; Sam Scott, Albany, Missouri; Donnie Stumpff, Cassville, Missouri; and Brian Tompkins, Knoxville, Iowa.