Farm Bureau holds 8th annual auction

PRESTON – Farm machinery, construction equipment, lawn tractors and more are already lined up at Lawton Stonehouse Farm in preparation for the Chenango County Farm Bureau’s 8th Annual Auction this Saturday.

“The auction is a big community event with hundreds of thousands of dollars spent in the local communities at gas stations, restaurants and many local businesses,” said CCFB President Bradd Vickers.

According to Vickers, anywhere from 500 to 800 pieces of equipment are expected to change hands at the event, which is held in conjunction with the Grange. Last year, gross sales were over $400,000.

The auction will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sat., June 20 and will continue until all items are sold, Vickers said. The entire event will be held at the Lawton farm, located between Oxford and Norwich on Route 12 under the direction of Mel Manasse & Son Auctioneers of Whitney Point.

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