Minneapolis, Minn. (October 19, 2016) – Arctic Cat Inc. today announced its renewal partnership with the National FFA Organization (FFA), the youth leadership organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education. Established last year, Arctic Cat and its participating dealers will continue to support local FFA chapters with grant and awareness programs to assist with youth scholarships, training and local events for FFA members.
“We have been extremely happy with our relationship with FFA over the past year and are pleased to announce the renewal of our support of the chapter grant program,” said Greg Williamson, Arctic Cat’s chief marketing officer. “The program has proven to be a great way for our dealers to partner locally with their agriculture community and, specifically, with their local FFA chapters.”
Arctic Cat and its participating dealers created a special cooperative program that actively drives participation in FFA’s local chapter grant program, allowing resources to be directed to where they are most needed. In addition, the company will display its key ATV and ROV machines – many of which are designed and built for the needs of farmers and agriculturists – at the National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Ind., October 19-22, 2016. Arctic Cat will also promote FFA on its website and through its media partners.
Added Williamson, “Supporting the farming and agriculture market, along with the young people in the communities where our dealers do business, is critically important to us. Partnering with FFA has given Arctic Cat the perfect opportunity to tie our dealers, the local community and the Arctic Cat brand together in a way that helps all those involved.”
About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees comprised of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA alumni, the foundation is a separately-registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.