April 2015 is declared Auctioneer’s Month

On April 29, the board of directors traveled to Topeka to meet with Governor Sam Brownback. The governor signed a proclamation declaring April to be Auctioneer's Month. As always, it seems that auctioneers are one of his favorite groups to meet with. As the governor tells it, his father thought he was quite the talker and would make a great auctioneer. He actually went to auction school, but in the end decided to go to law school.
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Panel of Champions video now available from convention

The KAA's 2015 Winter Convention featured a panel discussion of past champions that comprised Kevin Borger; Paul C. Behr, CAI, BAS; Charly Cummings and Megan Niedens, CAI, BAS. We've made the video of this session available in the new video page in the members section. Over the coming weeks, we'll make more videos from convention available to KAA members.
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2014 KAA Livestock Auctioneer Champion

We proud to announce and congratulate Justin Banzhaf of Cambridge, Nebraska on being the Kansas Auctioneers Association 2014 Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Champion, which was held earlier this week on November 13th. We had thirteen contestants at the Osborne Livestock Commission in Osborne, Kansas; owned by Zach Sumpter, to compete in the 6th Annual Livestock Auctioneers Contest.  Mike Bailey, 5th Annual Kansas Competition winner and Livestock Marketing Association World Championship 3‐time qualifier served as MC along with Charly Cummings, 2011 World Livestock Auctioneer of Champion. Each...
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2012 KAA Livestock Bid Call Contest

The 2012 Kansas Auctioneers Association Livestock Bid Call Contest was held last Friday, January 20, at the Southeast Kansas Stockyards in Gas, Kan. The 2012 champion is Blaine Lotz of Edna, Kan. Blaine recently won the LMA quarterfinal contest held in Greely, Colorado. We're excited to have Blaine represent the KAA as our 2012 Livestock Champion. The 2012 Livestock Contest Chairman Charly Cummings would like to thank the judges for the competition. Leon Thompson – Retired owner and operator of Allen County Livestock David Patton – South Central Stockyard, Vienna, MO, owner and operato...
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Charly Cummings wins 2011 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

Congrats to Charly Cummings for winning the 2011 LMA World Livestock Auctioneer Championship at the Upstate Livestock Exchange in Williamston, S.C. Charly has been the KAA Auctioneer Champion, the KAA Livestock Auctioneer Champion and is now the LMA champion auctioneer. We are proud of him! More information is currently posted on the LMA website.
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Winners at Parsons, Kansas, Livestock

The following eight contestants qualified at the Parsons Livestock Market, Parsons, Kansas, today for the 2010 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship, which will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in June. The champion was Jim Hertzog, Butler, Missouri. The reserve champion was Bailey Ballou, Elgin, Oklahoma. The runner-up champion was Charly Cummings, Yates Center, Kansas. The other five contestants to qualify in alphabetical order are: Lance Cochran, Medford, Oklahoma; Kyle Elwood, Abilene, Kansas; Dustin Focht, Stillwater, Oklahoma; Brian Marlin, Inola, Oklahoma; and Jeff Showalter,...
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2009 KAA Bid Calling Championship

The Kansas Auctioneers Association, Inc. held their State Bid Calling Contest at the Kansas State Fair on September 16.  Seventeen contestants vied for the championship and the opportunity to compete on a national level.  The competition was judged by Ralph Wade, National Livestock Bid Call Champion; Jodi Sweeney, International Women's Auctioneer Champion and Mark Younger, International Ringman Competition Champion.  Competing this year were Jeff Temme, Petersburg, NE; John Kisner, Hays, KS; Justin Schultis, Fairbury, NE; Lance Fullerton, ElDorado, KS; Lance Kinderknecht, Almena, K...
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