12-06-12 *WSGA News* Wyoming Whiskey headlines fundraising auction…Dec 12th
Posted by Brian Allmer on December 6, 2012
CASPER – A live fundraising auction, featuring Wyoming Whiskey and other coveted items, will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12 during the Wyoming Natural Resources Rendezvous in Casper at the Parkway Plaza. Buyers don’t have to be present, as bidding will also take place online.
Featured in the auction are 12 limited-edition bottles from the first batch of Wyoming Whiskey. The special-edition bottles recognize the 140th Anniversary of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. They are numbered 1-12 and are signed by Wyoming Whiskey’s Brad Mead and Master Distiller Steve Nally.
The long-awaited first batch of Wyoming Whiskey sold out in a matter of minutes after it was released earlier this month. Wyoming Whiskey is made in small batches and aged at least three years. The traditional bourbon is made in a non-traditional place – Kirby, Wyo. – and is only sold in the Cowboy State. The wheat and barley is raised in the Kirby area and the water comes from the Madison Formation in the Big Horn Basin.
Bidders can preview auction items and make early bids at www.proxibid.com/wynaturalresource.
The live auction also includes notable items such as: your name as a character in a CJ Box book, a stay in a historic cabin tied to the Johnson County War, fishing in blue-ribbon trout streams, a guided pheasant hunt, UW stadium seats, horses, artwork, home décor, jewelry, tack, beef and much more.
Buyers can enter early bids on the website and online bids will be taken during the live auction. Online bidders must register with Proxibid by clicking the registration link on the auction website.
The auction raises crucial funds for the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, the Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation, the Society for Range Management, the Wyoming CattleWomen and the Wyoming Wool Growers Auxiliary.
The Wyoming Natural Resources Rendezvous is a joint convention of the Wyoming Stock Growers, Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts and the Society for Range Management-Wyoming Section. The full convention is Dec. 10-13 in Casper at the Parkway Plaza. For a detailed schedule, visit www.wysga.org or call 307.638.3942.
About the Wyoming Stock Growers Association
Since 1872, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association has served the livestock business and families of Wyoming by protecting their economic, legislative, regulatory, judicial, environmental, custom and cultural interests. We promote the role of the cattle industry in resource stewardship, animal care and the production of high-quality, safe and nutritious beef. Learn more at www.wysga.org or call 307-638-3942.
About the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts
The Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts, which is made up of 34 Conservation Districts and 170 elected officials in Wyoming, is dedicated to conserving, enhancing and protecting the natural resources of our great state. Conservation Districts across the state assist local communities and both public and private landowners and managers to maintain, sustain, and continue to improve Wyoming’s natural resources.
About the Society for Range Management – Wyoming Section
The Society for Range Management is a professional society comprised of rangeland managers, educators, scientists, ranchers and other users of rangeland resources. Membership is open to anyone engaged in or interested in the study, management or use of rangelands.
Communication & Publications Director
Wyoming Stock Growers Association
307-331-2789 cell | 307-638-3942 ph | 307-634-1210 fx
PO Box 206 | Cheyenne, WY 82003
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