Ram Trucks Gives $1 Million Donation to National FFA Organization
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
In just under one week, Ram Trucks has managed to reach its goal of 10,000,000 views of their highly acclaimed Super Bowl commercial entitled “Farmer”. Ram embarked on a year-long campaign, naming 2013 “The Year of the Farmer” and offered to donate $1 million to National FFA Organization, formally known as (Future Farmers of America) once they hit their target of 10 million views on YouTube.com. Now at a staggering 18 million views, Ram’s video tribute to farmers has exceeded all expectations and has led to FFA receiving the generous donation much earlier than expected.
“We are so pleased and excited that this has touched the hearts and souls of so many people in a positive way,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO of Ram Truck.
While the fundraising goal has been reached in order for FFA to receive the promised donation, the fervor and excitement that the commercial generated is far from over. The agriculture community on social media outlets have taken up the cause and shared the video many times; and it continues to be a favorite with rural and urban folks alike.
“This highly successful partnership with Ram through the National FFA Foundation has generated $1 million of new support for FFA that will be utilized to drive our ‘Feeding the World-Starting at Home’ initiative and other programs that will benefit our nearly 560,000 FFA members in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands,” said Dr. Dwight Armstrong, National FFA Organization CEO.
Farms.com would like to congratulate Ram Trucks on the success of this tremendous campaign and also to the National FFA Organization, as the recipients of this generous donation.