How to Register – Bidding will open closer to March 1, 2023.

How to Bid

1. Visit and click the Bid Now button.
2. Enter in your bidder number, phone number, or email address and tap Go.
3. Confirm you are the name listed (a password may be required at this time) then hit Continue.
4. Once completely logged in, you can search by item #, keyword, or category.
5. To place a bid tap on the blue Bid / Info button.
6. Tap on Menu > My Items to view your activity throughout the event.


• I forgot my bidder #? Type your phone # or email address in the bidder # box. Tap Go . You also can tap on the ? for help.
• How do I remove a bid? Right after you place a bid, you have the option to Undo on the confirmation banner at the top of the screen.
• I already selected no or replied STOP to the SMS text message alerts, not realizing that I wouldn’t receive outbid notices. Can I fix it? Yes! Text Start to 56651 to begin receiving these once again.
• Did I win? Once the auction has closed, you can look under Menu / My Items to view everything that you have won / purchased.

If you have issues please contact the Foundation.


The Dairy Forward auction is a fundraiser for Central Plains Dairy Foundation, a non-profit group whose gifts and grants support the dairy industry in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota. See more about the Foundation.

Show your support for the Central Plains dairy industry by donating something to be sold at the 4rd Annual Dairy Forward Charity Auction. Money raised goes to support dairy scholarships and innovation grants in the region and other Central Plains Dairy Foundation projects.

If you would like to donate an item to the 2023 auction please click here.

Online bidding opens March 10 with a “Buy Now” option on select items. The silent auction will be held at the Central Plains Dairy Expo on March 28 in the Premier Center. Some of the items featured will include wine and cheese baskets, dairy art, concert tickets, hunting and fishing trips, tickets to sporting events, livestock supplies and equipment, and golf outings.

Items from exhibitors, industry, and dairy producers are welcome. We need large and small items. Let us know what you are donating by emailing the Central Plains Dairy Foundation at: or call 605-412-8403.