Silent auction opens for bidding on March 20, 2023!

The 2023 Dairy Forward Auction is utilizing a new mobile platform that features the option to purchase beverage tickets, buy raffle tickets and bid on the silent auction!

This year’s event can be found at or by clicking the link below.


Here is how you can register to bid or buy items online:

  • Click HERE to buy your drink tickets and raffle tickets, view auction items, and donate to the Central Plains Dairy Foundation.
  • Fill out the form and click on Submit.



Enter for a chance to win a Las Vegas experience by purchasing a raffle ticket! Tickets are just $40 each.

This prize package includes:

  • round trip coach airfare for two from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Las Vegas, Nevada,
  • a 3-night stay in a 4-star hotel on the Las Vegas strip,
  • the winner’s choice of a Las Vegas strip helicopter night flight or seats for your choice of one select top show.

The drawing will be held on March 30, 2023, at 2:00 PM CT during the Central Plains Dairy Expo. The winner does not need to be present to win. Click here on or after March 18 to purchase your raffle tickets and review all details about the Las Vegas experience package!



Over 25 packages will be featured at this year’s silent auction, all from incredible donors throughout the region. Bidding will be open on March 20.

Here is how you can bid:

  1. Visit or click here!
  2. Click Sign In or Register at the top right-hand corner.
  3. When auction items are available for viewing, you can see the featured packages for the silent auction and the live auction by clicking on “Items” on the top banner or the orange button from the Home Page. Again, these will not be live for viewing until March 20, 2023.
  4. To place a bid on any silent auction package, click on the item and type in your bid amount. It’s that simple!
  5. You will receive a text message notification if you are outbid.
  6. Items can be viewed in person at the Auction Alley at the Sioux Falls Convention Center throughout the Central Plains Dairy Expo.
  7. Silent auction bidding will close at 12:00PM CT on March 30, 2023.

How to bid in person during the live auction:

  1. Pre-register on our mobile platform by clicking here!
  2. Visit the Central Plains Dairy Foundation table at the Welcome Reception beginning at 5:00PM CT on Tuesday, March 28 at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center to receive your bidder number and paddle.
  3. Interested in having someone bid on your behalf? Come to the Central Plains Dairy Foundation table at the Welcome Reception or find a Central Plains Dairy Foundation Board Member to learn more about concierge bidding during the live auction.

How to bid remotely during the live auction:

Can’t join us in person this year? We can bid for you! Follow the steps below to have a Central Plains Dairy Foundation team member serve as your concierge bidder for the live auction!

  1. Pre-register on our mobile platform by clicking here!
  2. Call 605-321-7605 to set up concierge bidding with our team.


There’s still time to donate an auction item or package to be featured at the event. Show your support for the Central Plains Dairy Foundation by donating something to be sold at the 5th Annual Dairy Forward 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.



Q: Can I register from my mobile device?
A: Yes! Simply text Dairy23 to the number 76278 on your mobile device.

Q: When does the silent auction close?
A: The silent auction will close at 12:00PM CT on Thursday, March 30, 2023.

Q: How do I remove a bid on a silent auction item after it has been accepted?
A: Our team is able to remove a silent auction bid after it has been accepted, but only before the silent auction has closed. Please reach out to our team immediately if you need assistance with bidding. You can reach us at 605-321-7605.

Q: Where do I pick up my items after the auction has closed?
A: If you are in person at the Central Plains Dairy Expo, please pay for and pick up your items starting at 1:30 PM on Thursday, March 30th in Auction Alley.


If you have questions, please contact our team: or by calling us at 605-321-7605 today!


The Dairy Forward auction and raffle 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. Learn more about the Foundation today!