Kubota Tractor is giving back to U.S. military veterans pursuing a future in farming. The company launched its “Geared To Give” program, a partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) that will provide financial support and donated Kubota equipment to those vets who want to farm.
Beginning this spring, FVC will select qualified veterans who are pursuing a future in farming to receive donated Kubota equipment and other support for their respective farming operations. Farmer veterans who are FVC fellowship members can apply for the “Geared to Give” program and be considered for the donated equipment. Kubota has selected its versatile and efficient Standard L-Series compact tractors, which are proudly built in the U.S., to meet the varying needs of many small and medium-sized farming operations.
“Kubota and the Farmer Veteran Coalition share a belief in the future of farming and the future of America’s veterans,” said Todd Stucke, Kubota vice president of sales, marketing and product support. “Our philanthropic mission is to ‘power and empower those who move the earth.’ We do this by providing equipment and funding to organizations that help people who work with the earth in ways that help our communities thrive – that is why we’re proud to support FVC and their farmer veteran members: they need support to make their dreams of a career in farming a reality, and Kubota is honored to answer their call.”
The California-based FVC is cultivating a new generation of farmers and food leaders, while developing viable employment opportunities and meaningful careers for veterans through the collaboration of the farming and military communities.