Titan announces open enrollment for 2016 antique tractor restoration program
DES MOINES, IOWA — Titan International (“Titan”) has announced its 2016 antique tractor restoration program is now open to Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4H members. The program awards hundreds of sets of tires each year to qualified applicants in an effort to foster the next generation of American growers.
“Titan feels that nothing is more important to our industry than supporting its future — the young men and women who will carry the torch of our country’s proud farming legacy,” says Scott Sloan, agricultural product manager for Titan and Goodyear Farm Tires. “The opportunity to equip these students with tires for their restoration projects is just our way of supporting the enormous time and talent that they put into the program, and we’re proud to do our part.”
Students who will be undertaking a tractor restoration project this summer, and would like to apply, should visit: http://www.titan-intl.com/antique-tractor-restoration.
In addition to the tractor restoration program, Titan holds regional tire auctions each year to benefit state FFA chapters. In 2015 alone, Titan tire auctions helped raise more than $200,000 for regional FFA chapters.
The 2016 auctions will take place at the following farm shows:
- Farm Progress Show, Aug. 30-Sept. 1 (Boone, Iowa)
- Husker Harvest Days, Sept. 13-15 (Grand Island, Nebraska)
- Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 (Columbus, Ohio)
- Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition, Oct. 18-20 (Moultrie, Georgia)
Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI), a holding company, owns subsidiaries that supply wheels, tires and assemblies for off-highway equipment used in agricultural, earthmoving/construction and consumer (including all terrain vehicles) applications. Titan Tire Corporation is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of off-highway tires. Production facilities are located in Freeport, Ill.; Bryan, Ohio; and Des Moines, Iowa; which also serves as the headquarters for the tire group. The company manufactures two distinct brands — Titan and Goodyear Farm Tires — known for their quality craftsmanship, unique tread designs and excellent durability.
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.
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