Mon, 20 June 2022
OFI 1415: How To Start An Auctioneering Business In High School | FFA SAE Edition | Shelby Shuman | Eaton High School FFA
Rarely does this happen, but today's interview features the daughter of my previous Friday episode guest. Shelby Shuman has just finished her junior year of high school, and she has been conducting auctions since she was twelve years old. Early on in her auction career she knew she wanted to start her own business, but she never really implemented it until her freshman year of high school when she joined the FFA and was required to start a supervised agricultural experience. At that point, Shelby Shuman Auctions was born.
Inspired by her father, Scott Shuman (featured in episode 1413), she now travels all over the country conducting auctions. Her niche is benefit auctions, and she has great success finding clients. As Shelby puts it, it is rare to find a female auctioneer, but to find one who is in high school and in the FFA is extremely rare. In addition to her outstanding skill conducting auctions, the uniqueness of her stature makes her a big draw.
Shelby has one year of high school left, and then she is off to Liberty University in Virginia to study entrepreneurship. Being a career auctioneer is in the list of possibilities for Shelby, but she has not made up her mind yet. She is going to go explore all of the options that are out there for her and find the correct path. If it leads to auctioneering like her father, then so be it. If it does not, she will always have the skills and experience that beginning an auction career at age 12 can give you!
SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Auctioneering
HIGH SCHOOL: Eaton High School; Eaton, Colorado
FFA ADVISOR: Heidi Lanning
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SHELBY SHUMAN:
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Shelby's FFA Advisor's Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eaton High School Telephone Number: (970) 454-3374
Donate to FFA - One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000. In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants. With your donations, more students can get this head start - pay it forward.
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Category:FFA -- posted at: 12:30am MDT