The No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet to represent agriculture in the NASCAR Nationwide Series
SPRINGFIELD, IL (March 1, 2012)-BRANDT announced today the National FFA Organization is joining the No. 31BRANDT Chevrolet Ag car, driven by championship contender Justin Allgaier. The National FFA Organization is the third to join the No. 31 Ag car, building awareness of the critical contributions of agriculture to the world’s economy through the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
In 2012, BRANDT is leading an initiative to put an “all agriculture” car on the track, helping to spotlight the hard work and dedication that powers agriculture into a crucial global industry. FFA, an organization which develops premier leaders and prepares students for career success in agriculture, joins Trademark Nitrogen and Precision Tank & Equipment on the No. 31 Ag car.
BRANDT President and CEO, Rick C. Brandt, is excited to have FFA as part of the team.
“At Brandt, we are deeply committed to the future of agriculture. And, I am thrilled to have such an iconic, like-minded organization join our team for the 2012 season,” said Brandt. “Simply put, through its long history the FFA has shaped the future of agriculture: They transform students into industry leaders.”
“Agriculture feeds and fuels the world,” continued Brandt. “But unless you’re in the industry, you don’t know how critical agriculture is to the world economy and you don’t know how important it is to all of us that our Ag businesses continue to grow. We hope to change that through the Ag car and terrific partners like FFA.”
In addition to supporting students, part of the FFA Organization’s mission is to reconnect with past student members who may want to be involved again through the National FFA Foundation’s FFA CONNECT program.
“As a former FFA member, I understand the issue of reinvigorating past members,” said Brandt. “If we can raise awareness of the contributions that FFA makes to agriculture and re-engage even one past member, we’ll have done good work with the Ag car.”
National FFA Organization COO Bill Fleet said, “The National FFA Organization is excited to partner with Brandt, Trademark Nitrogen and Precision Tank & Equipment on behalf of the No. 31 Ag car. It is our hope that this combined effort will raise awareness of the vital role the industry of agriculture has in the global economy. We support the Brandt racing alliance’s goal of helping America maintain the economic viability of farm operations to ensure people have access to nutritional food and clean drinking water.”
About Brandt Consolidated, Inc.: BRANDTwas founded in 1953 to help farmers adopt new and profitable technologies for their operations.The company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that have made BRANDTa leader in today’s agriculture industry. Brandt’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for maximum return on their investment and build a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply. Visit BRANDT on the web at: www.brandt.co
About the FFA Organization:
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 540,379 student members as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online, on Facebook, on Twitter and FFA Nation.