Potential Buyers

Consider supporting Michigan 4-H members through 4-H virtual auction opportunities this summer.

Many youth across the state have worked throughout the past year on their 4-H projects and with the return of face-to-face activities, many fairs are being hosted in-person. Contact your local MSU Extension office for information about bidding on 4-H projects or other ways you can support the 4-H youth program. 

Ways you can help:

PARTICIPATE in a 4-H auction.
Purchase locally-sourced meat, crafts or other auction items from 4-H youth to support their 4-H experience and continued learning and development. Learn more on the Virtual Auction FAQPotential Buyer FAQ and other resources below.

DONATE to a local food bank.

Instead of purchasing the meat for your consumption, consider donating the protein to a local food bank to support people in need in your community. Participation in the 4-H virtual auction food bank donation program varies by community. Learn more on the Virtual Auction FAQPotential Buyer FAQ and other resources below.

SUPPORT Michigan 4-H

Help us reach our $50,000 goal to support youth. Youth participating in the 4-H Virtual Learning Showcase & Auctions will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships to pursue post-secondary education.


Resources for Potential Buyers

  • 4-H Virtual Auction Add-Ons

    Published on June 23, 2020
    An add-on is a sum of money donated by an individual, business, agency or organization to the youth seller in a virtual auction. This document will answer frequently asked questions about the add-on feature of online sales.

  • 4-H Virtual Auction Resources and Documents

    Published on June 8, 2020
    Youth participants and potential buyers will find these helpful resources and documents useful as they prepare for virtual auction opportunities.

  • 4-H Virtual Auction: Potential Buyer FAQ

    Published on June 4, 2020
    Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions by parties interested in bidding on and purchasing items in online auctions.