We love watching businesses in the agriculture industry support the future of our profession. One way they can do that is to support the National FFA Organization and its members.
Many agriculture-based companies will host fun events and competitions as a way of support. For example, Springdale Tractor Company’s latest way to support FFA and its member involves reciting the FFA Creed.
Arkansas-based Springdale Tractor Company is encouraging FFA members to visit one of its locations, recite the FFA Creed, and receive an FFA jacket in partnership with the Live Like Johnny Organization.
On its Facebook page, the company wrote, “A new FFA member can reach out to their local Springdale Tractor Company and schedule a time to come by the store to recite the FFA Creed. Upon successful completion of the creed, Springdale Tractor will contact the Live Like Johnny Organization. A new FFA jacket will then be ordered, shipped to the school and awarded to the member.”
FFA members have already participated in the event and are eagerly waiting on their new jacket. Enjoy as one FFA member below recites the creed with such enthusiasm!
Springdale Tractor only has locations in Arkansas and Oklahoma. But FFA members could take this example and bring it to their local businesses as an idea for promotion and support.
Springdale Tractor Company is able to award these jackets in partnership with Kubota and the Live Like Johnny Organization. The Live Like Johnny Organization was founded by a mother after her son’s tragic death. On November 26, 2016, Johnny Callan — or “John” as his family referred to him — died in a single car accident. He was on his way to a stock show to do two of the things he loved most, show goats and represent his local FFA chapter. Since then, the organization has been dedicated to giving back to FFA and Johnny’s community.