About 15 years ago I figured out the auction was why so many folks went to the meetings. No one sold plants there or if they did, they cost a lot etc.
Neil Frank was shipping his weeds all the way across the US to sell at our local club. I must have made 100$ a month on average at the club meetings for several years.
I could have sold even more if I wanted to do the mid month meetings etc, I actually had 2x the plant biomass to sell(big trim weekly or 2x a month).
I was making more than I was spending on electric and fertilizers etc.
Few breeders can say that, but larger commercial breeder do. But then that's their job, not their hobby.
If you work the net, you ought to be able to make some $ with plants, they are very easy to ship and sell that way.