2017 Kansas Livestock Championship

Congratulations Neil Bouray – 2017 Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Champion and Reserve Champion Jace Hubert.

2016 Kansas Auctioneer Championship

Congratulations to Yve Rojas, your 2016 Kansas Auctioneer Champion. We’ll update this post with additional details from the contest soon, but here are pictures and video from the competition held September 14 in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Sept/Oct Sunflower

It’s an exciting time of year and you can read up on it all in the September/October issue of the Sunflower.

  • Kansas Auctioneer Championship Finals – Sept. 14th
  • Kansas Auctioneer Day at the State Fair – Sept 14th
  • Note from NAA CEO, Hannes Combest
  • Hall of Fame for KAA & KAA Auxiliary
  • Auction Spotlight – please think about submit to us any auction with unique items for us to spotlight in future issues.

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July Issue of Sunflower

Happy Summer!

Read up on our KAA Auctioneer Day at the Kansas State Fair on September 14th, which will be a day filled with fun and support our finalists in the 2016 Kansas Auctioneer Championship Finals.  We also have information on the 7th Annual Golf Tournament.

Be thinking of who you want to nominate for the KAA & KAA Auxiliary Hall of Fame as the forms to make your submission is available in this issue as well.  The KAA’s is deadline is coming up the beginning of September, while the Auxiliary’s is due in December.

We are looking to feature members in the future issues of the Sunflower. If you have any other suggestions for articles you would like to see, please be sure to let us know by emailing our Executive Director.  Maybe you are going to NAA’s Conference & Show next week and would like to write an article and send some photos for those who aren’t to read in our September/October issue.

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7th Annual Golf Tournament

The 7th Annual KAA Golf Tournament will be Thursday, June 9, at the Emporia Golf Course – 1133 Highway 99, Emporia, KS 66801.Golfpix2

The format will be a 4-Man Scramble with a shotgun start at 12:00. Lunch will be provided. The entry fee is $200 per team or $55 per individual if not registering with a team. There will be door prizes, as well as prizes for the winning team, longest drive, longest putt, and closest to pin.

Anyone is welcome to play, the only stipulation is that there has to be at least one KAA member on each team.

As this has always been a great fundraising event for the Association, as well as a great time of fun and fellowship, we are asking members to either sign up as hole sponsors or help us procure hole sponsors. The hole sponsorships are $100 per hole, and hole sponsors will be noted by signage at each hole in addition to receiving additional advertising at the clubhouse.

Please come and join us on Thursday, June 9th at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course at 12:00 noon for the 7th Annual KAA Golf Tournament.

For questions, contact:  Lance Fullerton at (620) 412-7505 or [email protected]

Registration & Golf Hole Sponsorship Form

2016 KAA Auctioneer Championship Preliminary Round

The preliminary round of competition for the 2016 Kansas Auctioneer Championship is complete. The top ten from this preliminary round advance to the finals at the State Fair on September 14. Congratulations to the top ten qualifiers!

Justin Ball
Justin Banzhaf
Trisha Brauer
Josh Miller
Russ Puchala
Yve Rojas
Brad Sosebee
Toney Thornhill
Tony Wisely
Titus Yutzy

We’ll see you in Hutchinson!

Contestant pictures



2016 KAA Winter Convention

January 14 through January 17, 2016

Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel
1717 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612

KAA room rate is $90 per night

(Tell them KS Auctioneers Association or KSAA)
– OR –
(Select Group Code & enter AUCTION)
RESERVATION DEADLINE – December 15, 2015

Download schedule and registration form

6 – 10 pm President’s Reception/Registration
7 pm Board of Directors followed by Past Presidents’ meeting
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast & Fellowship
8:30 – 9 am Legislative Update by Dan Murray, KAA Legislative Monitor
9 am Auxiliary – meet in hotel lobby for tours
9 – 1 pm Real Estate Mandatory Salesperson/Broker Core Course with Cheryl Huebert (REALTORS® of South Central KS)
12 – 1 pm Vendor Spotlight Luncheon (Included with full Conference Registration)
1  – 4 pm Real Estate Elective Course – Psychology of Working Your Buyer with Spanky Assiter
4:15 – 5 pm First Time Attendees’ Orientation
4:30 – 4:45 pm Rookie Contestants Meeting
4:30 – 6:30 pm Fun Auction Item Check-in
4:30 – 6 pm Cocktails
5:15 – 6:45 pm Kansas Auctioneer Championship Preliminary Event
7:15 pm Banquet, Fun Auction, Rookie Auctioneer Competition
7 – 9 am Breakfast & fellowship
7 – 7:30 am Auxiliary – Christian Auctioneers Fellowship
8 – 8:35 am Candidate speeches for KAA Board of Directors/Officer Elections
8:35 – 8:50 am Voting
9 – 10:30 am Inside Online Auctions with Wavebid
– OR –
Identification of Explosive Hazardous/Military Ordnances with James Moore of the Topeka Police Department
9:30 am Auxiliary – Annual Meeting
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15 pm First Generation Auctioneers: Paving your Way to a New Career with Shannon Mays
12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
 – OR –
Auxiliary Scholarship Luncheon & Auction
1:30 – 3 pm Be a Champion with Spanky Assiter
3 – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 – 4:45 pm Ringmen vs. Bid Spotters: Why Hire a Professional Ringman with Shannon Mays
4:45 – 6:30 pm KAA Annual Meeting
7 pm Awards Banquet
9:30 pm Hall of Fame Reception
8 to 8:45 am Non-denominational Inspirational Worship Service & KAA Memorial
9 – 10:30 am Panel of Champions – Spanky Assiter, Shannon Mays, Charly Cummings, Kevin Borger, Megan Niedens
10:45 am Installation Brunch
Following Brunch KAA & Auxiliary Board Meetings

2016 Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Champion

We held our 8th Annual Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Championship on October 29th at Russell Livestock, LLC in Russell, Kansas. Contestants have to not only be members of the Kansas Auctioneers Association, but also be sponsored by a Kansas livestock market.

Gayle Ruggles of McCook, Nebraska, Justin Murphy of Russel, Iowa and Ronnie Reynolds of Yates Center, Kansas, had the honor of judging this years 11 competitors. They scored the contestants on presentation, clarity of chant/voice quality, bid catching, execution of sale and the question, “Would you hire this auctioneer?” Our 2015 Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Champion, Russele Sleep, was the master of ceremonies for this highly competitive event with so many highly talented auctioneers.

We are proud to announce Kyle Layman of Morland, KS as our 2016 Livestock Auctioneer Champion. Rounding out the top 5 are Brandon Hamel of Damar, KS; Dan McVey of Springfield, CO; Neil Bouray of Superior, NE and Cody Murray of Sylvan Grove, KS.

Listen to a radio interview KRSL and our very own Mike Bailey and Russele Sleepe, along with Craig Hienen of Russell Livestock, LLC on the morning of the contest.

8th Annual KAA Livestock Auctioneer Competition

The first 15 entry forms received will have the privilege of competing in our 8th Annual Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Competition.  Contestants must be sponsored by a Kansas Livestock Market and be a member of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in order to eligible to enter.  We do hope members and the public will join us for this exciting event and show support for those that are vying for the title of 2016 Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Champion.

Thursday – October 29, 2015
Russell Livestock, LLC
11:30 Sale Time & 1:00 Contest Time

Greg Carey, Owner & Operator and Craig Heinen, Auctioneer

Free hamburger lunch is being provided by Russell Livestock, LLC.

Contest Flyer & Entry Form

KAA Membership Application