Roskom Meats at 2023 Governor's Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction at Wisconsin State Fair

News release

KAUKAUNA – Roskom Meats of Kaukauna won the Grand Champion last month at the Wisconsin State Fair for their ring bologna.

Their item was auctioned off at the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction benefitting the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. Their ring bologna sold for $4,100. 

Roskom Meats had its start in 1972 when Dave Roskom started cutting meat in his basement. Local farmers would butcher on their farms and bring the meat to Dave for processing. Very quickly Dave turned his passion into a business, making many upgrades along the way. Outgrowing the facilities by 2003, Dave moved his practice to the current establishment in Kaukauna. Today, Roskom Meats is owned and operated by the Joe and Faye Diedrich family.

Roskom Meats’ home-grown roots and attention to service and quality have made them an industry leader. You can find out more about Roskom Meats at 

Roskom Meat’s item was auctioned off at The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction at the Wisconsin State Fair and helped the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation raise over $105,000. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, which supports Wisconsin 4-H activities including 4-H conferences, teaching materials and workshops, and overall development of 4-H youth.  

“We’re so proud of Roskom’s accomplishments,” said Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Executive Director Brenda Scheider. “And we’re grateful that Wisconsin State Fair champion processors, like Roskom Meats, help us be able to continue our support of Wisconsin 4-H youth.”  For a full report of the auction, you can visit

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, based in Madison, provides essential funding for 4-H programs throughout Wisconsin. By partnering with individuals, corporations and foundations, the Foundation supports more than 150,000 youth who take part in various 4-H leadership, developments, and community-building activities throughout the state. Learn more about the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation by visiting

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