Five New Kubota Tractors Awarded to Farmer Veteran Coalition Members

Five New Kubota Tractors Awarded to Farmer Veteran Coalition Members

Kubota Tractor Corporation Press Release

GRAPEVINE, Texas (November 8, 2018) – Kubota Tractor Corporation today announced five new farmer veteran tractor recipients as part of its 2018 “Geared to Give” program in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC). This year, for the first time, Kubota is honoring five veterans, adding a fifth veteran to represent its newly-created Midwest operating division. Each veteran will receive the keys to their new Kubota L Series compact tractor in their respective hometown in a special ceremony in recognition of their past U.S. military service and their continued service to their communities through farming.


In total, the program has provided equipment and grants to 26 farmer veterans through FVC’s Fellowship Fund, which matches veterans’ needs with donated resources to help them further their agriculture careers. The 2018 program received hundreds of applications from worthy veterans; in the end, one recipient was selected by and for each of Kubota’s five operating divisions:

Kubota’s philanthropic mission is to “power and empower those who move the earth,” and in that spirit, “Geared to Give” was born in partnership with FVC in 2015. To build on the program and extend its benefits to even more veterans, the company recently announced a program enhancement in the form of instant customer rebates on Kubota equipment for all FVC members.

“This program empowers farmer veterans to achieve their dreams,” said Alex Woods, Kubota vice president of sales operations, supply chain and parts. “We are pleased to have selected these five very worthy veterans for this year’s awards. It is an honor to work with each of them and the dealers who support them. We encourage more veterans to visit their local Kubota dealerships, meet their dealer and learn more about the program, and how Kubota products can help them bring their farming operations to the next level.”

Michael O’Gorman, executive director of FVC, echoed the sentiment. “When I meet with veterans whose lives are positively impacted by the work of the Fellowship Fund, I see firsthand what having the right tools can do to enrich their farming operations. And, there truly is no greater gift for a farmer just starting out than a tractor. We are proud to continue the important work with Kubota’s help of reaching veterans in farming communities across the country.”

In addition, Firebird Products, a Kubota supplier for aftermarket accessories, donated Kubota-orange canopies for each tractor, which will help shield the operators from the elements. “We are proud to support our veterans,” said Brad Curd, owner of Firebird Products. “We are thankful for our partnership with Kubota, a company that enables us to support giving back to farmer veterans in this way.”

Each year, farmer veterans can apply to the FVC Fellowship Fund in order to be considered for donated Kubota equipment through the “Geared to Give” program. For more information on FVC’s 2019 application process, visit www.farmvetco.org. For more information on the “Geared to Give” program, visit www.kubotacares.com.

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About Kubota Tractor Corporation
Kubota Tractor Corporation, Grapevine, Texas, is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and equipment, including a complete line of tractors of up to 170 Gross hp, performance-matched implements, compact and utility-class construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, hay tools and spreaders, commercial turf products and utility vehicles. Kubota’s “Geared to Give” program is in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition to provide financial support and donated Kubota equipment to U.S. military veterans pursuing a future in farming. For more information, visit KubotaUSA.com.

About Firebird Products LLC
Firebird Products LLC is a fiber reinforced product manufacturing facility. Located in the United States, it builds products that have a true American flavor. As an OEM supplier of Kubota Tractor Corporation for the E1123 and E1134 sunshades for the B, BX, Zero Turns, L, & M series utility tractors, product quality, unique design, and value define Firebird products. Other products include Road Side Relics, replica gas pumps, gum ball machines, ice coolers, and clocks, all based on early 20th century Americana. For more information, call (623) 934-9340 or visit www.firebirdfiberglass.com.

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