Despite tough economic times, individuals, organizations and businesses showed their continuing and growing support of the area’s agricultural youth in a record-breaking premium auction that served as the finale for the Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show. The sale, held March 7, resulted in a whopping $449,525 going out to the youths — a $32,000 jump from the long-time auction’s top year which brought in $417,000.

Despite tough economic times, individuals, organizations and businesses showed their continuing and growing support of the area’s agricultural youth in a record-breaking premium auction that served as the finale for the Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show. The sale, held March 7, resulted in a whopping $449,525 going out to the youths — a $32,000 jump from the long-time auction’s top year which brought in $417,000.


"The support from the community continues to be amazing," said Kim Colson, a Texoma Exposition & Livestock Show director and technical support person. "Buyers consist of businesses, civic organizations, family and friends that truly appreciate the efforts and achievements of the exhibitors, and they show that with their generous contributions at the auction sale every year. The support continues to grow each year and we are very grateful for the dedication and loyalty that is shown to the FFA and 4-H members in Grayson County."


The auction gives everyone the opportunity to monetarily support the youngsters and teens who are selected for the sale. Buyers with larger budgets spring for the bulk of the sale price on one or more auction entries. After the auctioneer bangs his gavel ending bidding for each entry, anyone who desires to do so can add money to the entry. Those $10, $20 and up add-ons come from the exhibitors’ family members — proud parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles — friends, neighbors and other supporters, and they generate a sizeable dollar amount. This year’s main bidders spent a total of $333,024 on the 213 entries and add-ons totaled $116,501.


Below are the results of the sale, listed in sale order and including the buyers’ names and dollar amount, plus add-on amounts.


Kristin Tucker, Pottsboro FFA - grand champion goat: $4,000 PWC, $1,780 add-ons;


Haley Cathcart, Bells FFA - grand champion lamb: $5,000 Choctaw Indian Nation, $450 add-ons;


Brooke Blum, Howe FFA - grand champion swine: $5,000 Parkway Buick & GMC, $330 add-ons;


Colton Shackelford, Grayson 4-H - grand champion steer: $8,000 PWC, $620 add-ons;


S&S FFA - grand champion ag mechanics: $2,000 PWC and Friends of S&S FFA, $1,050 add-ons;


Mitchel Kisel, Denison FFA - grand champion market poultry: $1,500 PWC, $150 add-ons;


Klayton Hedges, S&S FFA - grand champion market rabbit: $2,250 Parkway Buick & GMC, $230 add-ons;


Brilee Payne, Denison FFA - reserve champion goat: $4,000 PWC, $100 add-ons;


Remington Eklund, Van Alstyne FFA - reserve champion lamb: $4,000 PWC, $255 add-ons;


Averie Young, Sherman FFA - reserve champion swine: $4,000 PWC, $1,605 add-ons;


Tesla Peterson, Tom Bean FFA - reserve champion steer: $6,000 PWC, $2,155 add-ons;


Pottsboro FFA - reserve champion ag mechanics: $1,000 PWC, $100 add-ons;


Erin Tischler, Collinsville FFA - reserve champion market poultry: $1,000 PWC, $430 add-ons;


Jadin Hedges, Whitesboro FFA - reserve champion market rabbit: $1,250 Holiday Auto Group, $550 add-ons;


Mati Abner, Howe FFA - swine: $1,183 Parkwya Buick & GMC, $980 add-ons;


Presley McDonald, Van Alstyne FFA - swine: $698 Griffin Farms, $1,080 add-ons;


Ryan Beam, Van Alstyne FFA - swine: $756 Hoyte Dodge, $355 add-ons;


Brilee Payne, Denison FFA - lamb: $800 Parkway Buick & GMC, $300 add-ons;


Natalie Gann, Bells FFA - goat: $1,200 Supporters of Bells Youth, $455 add-ons;


Reagan Troxtell, Howe FFA - steer: $3,265 Howe Mini Storage, $330 add-ons;


Bret Shields, Tom Bean FFA - steer: $4,407 Tom Bean Ag Boosters, $880 add-ons;


Madi Carroll, Pottsboro FFA - swine: $808 Pottsboro Ag Boosters, $405 add-ons;


Andrew Carroll, Pottsboro FFA - swine: $870 Garner Feed & Seed, $505 add-ons;


Brinlee Crump, Denison FFA - goat: $1,000 Texoma Educators Credit Union, $1,000 add-ons;


Amelia Rutherford, Pottsboro FFA - goat: $1,500 J&S Pawn, $655 add-ons;


Brennan Ross, Howe FFA - swine: $813 Griffin Farms, $530 add-ons;


Kimble Daniels, Van Alstyne FFA - swine: $1,282 Parkway Buick & GMC, $305 add-ons;


Bethany Ballard, S&S FFA - lamb: $1,300 Legend Bank, $1,875 add-ons;


Chase Wilson, Van Alstyne FFA - swine: $668 Tony Miller Construction, $80 add-ons;


Cooper Dobbs, Pottsboro FFA - goat: $700 Pottsboro Ag Booster, $300 add-ons;


Luke Willard, Gunter FFA - goat: $1,000 Martinek Grain, $1,850 add-ons;


Thomas Smith, Pottsboro FFA - steer: $3,660 Ramey Chevrolet, $805 add-ons;


Delaney Klas, S&S FFA - steer: $3,290 Holiday Auto Group, $805 add-ons;


Brooks Barker, 4-H Livestock Club - swine: $592 Griffin Farms, $180 add-ons;


Daniel VanNorman, Van Alstyne FFA - swine: $789 PWC and Van Alstyne Boosters, $150 add-ons;


MacKenzie Merriman, Van Alstyne FFA - swine: $927 Texas Star Bank, $705 add-ons;


Colton Voge, Whitesboro FFA - swine: $851 PWC, $25 add-ons;


Kindall Green, Van Alstyne FFA - goat: $1,500 Choctaw Indian Nation, $1,000 add-ons;


Cassidy Jeffrey, Bells FFA - lamb: $1,000 Supporters of Bells Youth, $130 add-ons;


Alexis Holloway, Tom Bean FFA - lamb: $1,200 PWC, $430 add-ons;


Kelby Shaw, Whitewright FFA - steer: $3,127 Lone Sstar Ag Credit, $430 add-ons;


Kati Long, Whitewright FFA - steer: $4,655 Southern Turf Materials, $380 add-ons;


Landon Morse, Bells FFA - swine: $796 Supporters of Bells Youth, $50 add-ons;


Bells FFA - ag mechanics: $800 PWC, $300 add-ons;


Haley Bryson, Collinsville FFA - lamb: $800 Holiday Auto Group, $800 add-ons;


Seith Seibold, Howe FFA - swine: $835 Akins West, $680 add-ons;


Logan Seagroves, Howe FFA - swine: $786 PWC, $380 add-ons;


Thomas Omalley, Sherman FFA - swine: $926 Holiday Auto Group, $1,430 add-ons;


Evan Rodgers, Grayson 4-H - steer: $4,169 Holiday Auto Group, $805 add-ons;


Bethany Ballard, S&S FFA - steer: $2,909 Holiday Auto Group, $1,575 add-ons;


Matthew Quick, Whitesboro FFA - goat: $800 American Bank, $80 add-ons;


Cody Copeland, Pottsboro FFA - goat: $900 Ramey Chevrolet, $1,055 add-ons;


Clay Maynard, Whitesboro FFA - market poultry: $1,100 Legend Bank, $645 add-ons;


Colton Vinson, S&S FFA - lamb: $1,200 PWC, $255 add-ons;


Colleen Billmeier, S&S FFA - swine: $720 Friends of S&S FFA, $55 add-ons;


Morgan Kent, Pottsboro FFA - swine: $1,100 Choctaw Indian Nation, $380 add-ons;


Lauren Khoury, Tom Bean FFA - swine: $1,062 Ramey Chevrolet, $620 add-ons;


Cara Powers, 4-H Livestock Club - steer: $2,940 Dr. Mark Smith, $400 add-ons;


Katie Branam, Bells FFA - steer: $3,450 Choctaw Indian Nation, $405 add-ons;


Jessica Massey, Gunter FFA - goat: $1,100 Texas Star Bank, $930 add-ons;


Maci Rigsbay, Pottsboro FFA - goat: $700 Grayson Co. Equipment, $320 add-ons;


S&S FFA - ag mechanics: $1,100 Choctaw Indian Nation, $340 add-ons;


Zephen Blount, Sherman FFA - lamb: $900 Garner Feed & Seed, $230 add-ons;


Zephen Blount, Sherman FFA - swine: $793 American Bank, $30 add-ons;


Jodi Cook, Van Alstyne FFA - swine: $786 Texas Star Bank, $230 add-ons;


Henlie Kent, Pottsboro FFA - swine: $916 Choctaw Indian Nation, $430 add-ons;


Dylan Ashlock, Tom Bean FFA - steer: $3,750 Ramey Chevrolet, $780 add-ons;


Abigail Bankston, Sherman FFA - steer: $3,109 Grayson Co. Equipment, $350 add-ons;


Cole Copeland, Pottsboro FFA - goat: $800 Ramey Chevrolet, $905 add-ons;


Leann Fox, Gunter FFA - goat: $900 Martinek Grain, $155 add-ons;


Ashley Bruner, Gunter FFA - market rabbit: $600 Frank and Liz Gravley, $420 add-ons;


Kristin Tucker, Pottsboro FFA - lamb: $900 Texoma Educators Credit Union, $205 add-ons;


Hunter Wilson, Pottsboro FFA - swine: $770 Pottsboro Ag Booster, $105 add-ons;


Cameron Prieto, Pottsboro FFA - swine: $792 PWC, $100 add-ons;


Colt Wolf, Grayson 4-H - swine: $774 Grayson Co. Equipment, $1,230 add-ons;


Kyler Kent, Pottsboro FFA - swine: $992 Choctaw Indian Nation, $255 add-ons;


Preston Lawrence, Pottsboro FFA - steer: $3,954 Rafter D Ranch, $2,950 add-ons;


Payton Clark, Tom Bean FFA - steer: $3,780 Holiday Auto Group, $2,985 add-ons;


Atley Bassermann, Pottsboro FFA - goat: $1,000 Ramey Chevrolet, $430 add-ons;


Samuel Cole, Gunter FFA - goat: $800 Oliver Dewey Mayor Foundation, $505 add-ons;


Eli Elliot, Sherman FFA - lamb: $1,300 RK Hall Construction, $1,225 add-ons;


Austin Ragsdale, Whitewright FFA - swine: $1,372 PWC, $855 add-ons;


Cody Wolf, Grayson 4-H - swine: $753 Holiday Auto Group, $1,230 add-ons;


Chesney Wolf, Grayson 4-H - swine: $789 PWC, $1,380 add-ons;


Katie Sliger, S&S FFA - swine: $892 69/82 Metal Recyclers, $530 add-ons;


Makayla Plemmons, Denison FFA - steer: $3,825 Grayson Co. Equipment, $50 add-ons;


Harley Sargent, Grayson 4-H - steer: $3,816 Rafter D Ranch, $1,630 add-ons;


Paityn Glaze, Tioga FFA - goat: $1,000 PWC, $500 add-ons;


Cally Johnson, Collinsville FFA - goat: $1,500 Martinek Grain, $1,425 add-ons;


Brooklyn Ragan, Bells FFA - lamb: $800 Supporters of Bells Youth, $400 add-ons;


Tanner Dolezalek, S&S FFA - swine: $1,537 Martinek Grain, $380 add-ons;


Thomas Smith, Pottsboro FFA - swine: $777 Pottsboro Ag Booster, $280 add-ons;


Conner Daniels, Van Alstyne FFA - swine: $1,287 Choctaw Indian Nation, $180 add-ons;


Casey Poplin, Whitewright FFA - swine: $1,355 PWC, $155 add-ons;


Kiley Klas, S&S FFA - steer: $3,304 Texas Star Bank, $605 add-ons;


Taylor Stahley, Denison FFA - steer: $2,943 69/82 Metal Recyclers, $405 add-ons;


Cole Powlison, Pottsboro FFA - goat: $900 Ramey Chevrolet, $305 add-ons;


Whitesboro FFA - ag mechanics: $1,000 PWC, $100 add-ons;


Jordan Stowers, Bells FFA - lamb: $850 Garner Feed & Seed, $225 add-ons;


Evan Rodgers, Grayson 4-H - swine: $868 Martinek Grain, $480 add-ons;


Cassidy Scott, Bells FFA - swine: $960 Choctaw Indian Nation, $100 add-ons;


Hannah McMath, 4-H Livstock Club - swine: $975 Texoma Educators Credit Union, $150 add-ons;


Kyla Moseley, Sherman FFA - swine: $1,068 Holiday Auto Group, $787 add-ons;


Bailey McCollum, Whitewright FFA - steer: $3,001 Legend Bank, $1,255 add-ons;


Jaycee Little, Bells FFA - steer: $3,265 Supporters of Bells Youth, $512 add-ons;


Cooper Bynum, Pottsboro FFA - goat: $1,300 Ramey Chevrolet, $707 add-ons;


Hayden Smith, Collinsville FFA - goat: $1,500 PWC, $380 add-ons;


Chaelie Trojacek, Bells FFA - lamb: $800 Supporters of Bells Youth, $200 add-ons;


Garret Mitchell, S&S FFA - swine: $1,064 For The Kids-Corgie Fisher, $30 add-ons


Joshua Leverette, Sherman FFA - swine: $843 Sherman FFA Boosters/Ramey Chevrolet, $100 add-ons;


Chase Coburn, Van Alstyne FFA - swine: $1,068 United Mechanical, $155 add-ons;


Barrett Kent, Pottsboro FFA - swine: $1,072 Choctaw Indian Nation, $255 add-ons;


Kindle Catching, Howe FFA - steer: $3,891 Holiday Auto Group, $2,445 add-ons;


Mason Ewing, Van Alstyne FFA - steer: $3,896 Holiday Auto Group, $2,555 add-ons;


Taylin Blount, Sherman FFA - goat: $700 PWC, $80 add-ons;


Nicole Tischler, Collinsville FFA - market poultry: $500 Holiday Auto Group, $405 add-ons;


Natalie Gann, Bells FFA - lamb: $800 PWC, $305 add-ons;


M.J. Edge, Van Alstyne FFA - swine: $2,208 Armstrong Company, $105 add-ons;


Meagan Cowden, S&S FFA - swine: $723 Friends of S&S FFA, $50 add-ons;


Landon Oswalt, Howe FFA - swine: $732 PWC, $55 add-ons;


Colby Howard, S&S FFA - swine: $896 Friends of S&S FFA/KW Construction, $200 add-ons;


Brooke Blum, Howe FFA - steer: $2,770 Texoma Educators Credit Union, $405 add-ons;


Elizabeth Corbin, Howe FFA - steer: $2,513 PWC, $417 add-ons;


John Hall, Whitesboro FFA - goat: $700 Whitesboro Honorary Chapter Farmers, $287 add-ons;


Fallon Clark, Tom Bean FFA - steer: $3,308 West Land Cattle, $2,910 add-ons;


Cassidy Scott, Bells FFA - lamb: $1,200 Choctaw Indian Nation;


Zane Madison, Van Alstyne FFA - swine: $777 PWC, $180 add-ons;


Stephen Cobb, Pottsboro FFA - swine: $768 PWC, $125 add-ons;


Cole Copeland, Pottsboro FFA - swine: $786 Pottsboro Ag Booster, $555 add-ons;


Allie Connell, Sherman FFA - swine: $928 Sherman FFA Boosters/Ramey Chevrolet, $500 add-ons;


Christa McCollum, Whitewright FFA - steer: $3,239 Legend Bank, $1,200 add-ons;


Morgan Sinor, Whitewright FFA - steer: $2,955 Ramey Chevrolet, $355 add-ons;


Henlie Kent, Pottsboro FFA - goat: $1,200 Choctaw Indian Nation, $130 add-ons;


S&S FFA - ag mechanics: $1,300 KW Construction/For The Kids, $350 add-ons;


Dylan Hair, Grayson 4-H - lamb: $650 Griffin Farms;


Kayton Arnold, Bells FFA - swine: $780 Supporters of Bells Youth, $450 add-ons;


Tori Abner, Howe FFA - swine: $862 Akins Farms, $880 add-ons;


Kelsey Cooke, Pottsboro FFA - swine: $816 Tyson Foods, $230 add-ons;


Molli Eberhart, Collinsville FFA - swine: $472 Holiday Auto Group, $937 add-ons;


Ashton Long, Whitewright FFA - steer: $2,280 Southern Turf Materials, $480 add-ons;


Brinlee Crump, Denison FFA - steer: $2,410 PWC, $350 add-ons;


Dallas Aleman, Sherman FFA - goat: $700 PWC, $205 add-ons;


Julie McGrath, Sherman FFA - goat: $600 Sherman FFA Boosters/Ramey Chevrolet, $650 add-ons;


Trey McCullough, Pottsboro FFA - lamb: $900 Pottsboro Ag Booster, $805 add-ons;


Callie Snyder, Bells FFA - swine: $802 Supporters of Bells Youth, $85 add-ons;


Lance Holt, Denison FFA - swine: $992 Choctaw Indian Nation, $205 add-ons;


Dallas Aleman, Sherman FFA - swine: $996 Sherman FFA Boosters/Ramey Chevrolet, $105 add-ons;


Emily Joie, Denison FFA - ssteer: $3,151 PWC, $375 add-ons;


Caitlyn Smith, Pottsboro FFA - steer: $2,895 Pottsboro Ag Boostser, $480 add-ons;


Cole Bynum, Pottsboro FFA - goat: $1,500 Ramey Chevrolet, $595 add-ons;


Morgan Feickert, Whitesboro FFA - goat: $800 Whitesboro Honorary Chapter Farmers, $80 add-ons;


Payton Fowler, Howe FFA - market rabbit: $275 Akins Harvesting, $570 add-ons;


Ashly Goggans, Bells FFA - lamb: $800 PWC, $450 add-ons;


Jayci Burns, Bells FFA - swine: $738 Supporters of Bells Youth, $500 add-ons;


Libby Ticknor, Grayson 4-H - swine: $832 PWC, $230 add-ons;


Blaine Urban, Van Alstyne FFA - swine: $913 Donna Kerr, $1,070 add-ons;


Hanna Lawson, Grayson 4-H - steer: $2,538 Texas Star Bank, $105 add-ons;


Trevor McCartney, Whitewright FFA - steer: $3,463 Ramey Chevrolet, $330 add-ons;


Dwayne Alford, Gunter FFA - goat: $600 Griffin Farms, $1,355 add-ons;


Ella Haney, Denison FFA - steer: $2,261 Griffin Farms, $80 add-ons;


S&S FFA - ag mechanics: $700 KW Construction/Friends of S&S FFA, $240 add-ons;


Kaelee Fretwell, Sherman FFA - lamb: $1,200 Choctaw Indian Nation, $150 add-ons;


Evan Walters, Howe FFA - swine: $731 Griffin Farms, $130 add-ons;


Sadie Ingram, Van Alstyne FFA - swine: $928 Choctaw Indian Nation, $105 add-ons;


Ellen Richards, Bells FFA - swine: $776 Texas Star Bank, $1,350 add-ons;


Makensie Anderson, Denison FFA - steer: $2,414 Griffin Farms, $555 add-ons;


Koll Bickerstaff, Sherman FFA - steer: $3,935 Keith Brown, $2,531 add-ons;


Savanna Chandler, Van Alstyne FFA - goat: $600 Texas Star Bank, $230 add-ons;


Morgan Kent, Pottsboro FFA - goat: $1,200 Choctaw Indian Nation, $180 add-ons;


Blake Bishop, Collinsville FFA - goat: $1,100 Collinsville Ag Booster Club, $225 add-ons;


Kendall Carver, Sherman FFA - lamb: $1,000 Sherman Noon Lions Club, $50 add-ons;


Klayton Hedges, S&S FFA - swine: $1,111 PWC, $355 add-ons;


Morgan McCullough, Pottsboro FFA - swine: $956 Garner Feed & Seed, $880 add-ons;


Savannah Morgan, Van Alstyne FFA - swine: $871 WHR Shorthorns, $480 add-ons;


Ashlyn Wood, Denison FFA - steer: $2,639 Griffin Farms, $150 add-ons;


Lane Washburn, Whitesboro FFA - goat: $800 Whitesboro Honorary Chapter Farmers, $380 add-ons;


Baylee Glaze, Tioga FFA - goat: $700 PWC, $712 add-ons;


Anna Roebuck, Pottsboro FFA - goat: $900 J&S Pawn, $50 add-ons;


Morghan Tischler, Collinsville FFA - market poultry: $400 PWC, $405 add-ons;


Landri Hicks, Bells FFA - lamb: $800 Supporters of Bells Youth, $200 add-ons;


Taylor Hartsfield, Howe FFA - swine: $765 Howe FFA Boosters, $230 add-ons;


Tanner Hartsfield, Howe FFA - swine: $789 Howe FFA Boosters, $230 add-ons;


Sydney Jolly, Whitesboro FFA - swine: $635 PWC, $55 add-ons;


Ben Branam, Bells FFA - steer: $3,197 Choctaw Indian Nation, $405 add-ons;


Nathaniel Sheffield, Denison FFA - steer: $2,589 Holiday Auto Group, $50 add-ons;


Chris Blaszak, Howe FFA - goat: $600 Griffin Farms;


Charlene Hudson, S&S FFA - goat: $1,000 Friends of S&S FFA/Holiday Auto Group, $440 add-ons;


Bells FFA - ag mechanics: $600 Cendera Bank;


Morgan Bradshaw, 4-H Livestock Club - lamb: $900 PWC, $280 add-ons;


Morgan Salmon, Van Alstyne FFA - swine: $780 Kevin Woods, $405 add-ons;


Cassidy Jeffrey, Bells FFA - swine: $845 Cendera Bank;


Joshua Van Deren, Howe FFA - swine: $831 Howe FFA Boosters, $180 add-ons;


Ansley Campbell, Bells FFA - steer: $3,180 Choctaw Indian Nation, $100 add-ons;


Jessie Zimmer, Whitewright FFA - steer: $2,092 Texas Star Bank, $490 add-ons;


Ross O’Hanlon, Gunter FFA - goat: $1,000 Betty O’Hanlon/O’Hanlon Farms, $255 add-ons;


Trevor Bennett, S&S FFA - goat: $1,000 Friends of S&S FFA/KW Construction, $20 add-ons;


Andrea Perez, Tioga FFA - goat: $700 PWC, $425 add-ons;


Dustin Allen, S&S FFA - lamb: $700 Friends of S&S FFA, $25 add-ons;


Ethan Heilman, Howe FFA - swine: $537 Tyson Foods, $155 add-ons;


Tristan Reed, Collinsville FFA - swine: $739 Independent Bank-Collinsville, $1,205 add-ons;


Kelsey Achimon, Tom Bean FFA - swine: $1,302 PWC, $510 add-ons;


Reid Russell, Whitesboro FFA - steer: $2,925 Whitesboro Honorary Chapter Farmers, $330 add-ons;


Emma Powlison, Pottsboro FFA - goat: $1,300 Ramey Chevrolet, $805 add-ons;


John Massey, Gunter FFA - goat: $700 Frank and Liz Gravley, $730 add-ons;


Kadee Miller, Sherman FFA - goat: $1,100 Texas Star Bank, $300 add-ons;


Megan Kelley, Bells FFA - market rabbit: $600 Texas Star Bank, $410 add-ons;


Bailey Stowers, Bells FFA - lamb: $800 Supporters of Bells Youth, $175 add-ons;


Jessi Akins, Howe FFA - swine: $1,599 Griffin Farms, $1,180 add-ons;


Taylor Lester, Bells FFA - swine: $1,977 Holiday Auto Group, $1,900 add-ons;


Ashly Goggans, Bells FFA - steer: $3,145 American Bank, $100 add-ons;


Bethany Van Deren, Howe FFA - goat: $800 Texas Star Bank, $105 add-ons;


Jacob Tagert, Van Alstyne FFA - goat: $900 Texas Star Bank, $617 add-ons;


Atley Bassermann, Pottsboro FFA - swine: $2,556 Holiday Auto Group/PWC; $2,305 add-ons;