Scholarship Information

The Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation is offering $30,000 in 2020 scholarship awards. There will be five $2,000 scholarships, six $1,500 awards, seven $1,000 scholarships, and eight $500 scholarships. These scholarships recognize the achievements of Wisconsin State Fair Junior Livestock exhibitors and assist them with their educational expenses. 

We request that all applicants complete and return a Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Scholarship Application online to be submitted no later than Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

pdf2020 GBRLA Scholarship Application and Information.Revised_KNL.pdf

Mission Statement

The Governor's Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction has been supporting Wisconsin Youth actively involved in agriculture for 50 years.

Our mission is to educate and encourage Wisconsin State Fair youth exhibitors to produce high quality livestock that will provide wholesome and nutritious products while providing a platform for enhancing and strengthening the agriculture community of Wisconsin, and to foster better understanding of the agriculture industry throughout our society.

Invest In The Future of Wisconsin Youth

Wisconsin youth are dedicated, hard working and responsible.  

As Wisconsin State Fair Junior Exhibitors prepare and exhibit their livestock proudly at Wisconsin State Fair, it is one of the most memorable experience of their lives.  The Governor's Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction is honored to offer Junior Fair Exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their animals. 

Being part of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction and the Camp Of Champions is one of the highest honors a Wisconsin State Fair Junior Exhibitor can achieve.

The Governor's Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction draws an exciting, capacity crowd of  800 guests every year and generates alot of media coverage.The media attention not only focuses on the Junior Exhibitors but the auction buyer's as well.



The Governor's Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction annually invests in the future of

Wisconsin Agriculture by supporting:

  • Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Scholarships
  • Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Leadership Awards
  • Wisconsin State Fair Camp Of Champions,
  • Wisconsin State Fair Knowledge Master Awards Sponsor
  • Wisconsin State Fair Showmanship Awards Sponsor
  • Wisconsin State Fair Reserve Breed Champions (not sold in the Governor's Auction) Awards
  • Wisconsin Livestock Breeder's Association Showcamp
  • Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Show Camp Sponsor

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To find out how you can make a donation and become an Auction Friend to support Wisconsin youth through the Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation,  visit our Make A Donation page.