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BRANDT Professional Agriculture, FFA and 4-H to Celebrate the Future of Agriculture

The BRANDT No. 7 will run a special paint scheme at Chicagoland Speedway dedicated to the next generation of agriculture professionals  

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (August 29, 2017) – BRANDT, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, will celebrate the future of agriculture with two industry leaders, FFA and 4-H, at Chicagoland Speedway. BRANDT has been a long-time supporter of both organizations and recognizes the positive influence they have in personal and professional development of young people into future leaders. The BRANDT No. 7, driven by Justin Allgaier, will run a special paint scheme at Chicagoland Speedway focusing on the two organizations and celebrating the role they each play.

BRANDT has been a supporter of each organization through scholarships, project funding, volunteered time and gifts through the BRANDT Foundation.

“I'm proud to see both the FFA and 4-H emblems on the car. They represent the future of our industry and that's reason to celebrate it,” said Rick Brandt, President & CEO of BRANDT. “I'm always impressed by the professionalism and work ethic of these young kids. The resources and leadership provided by these two organizations play a key role in that positive development.”

BRANDT has fielded the all Ag Car for seven consecutive seasons in NASCAR.

"These are two great organizations that I've had the pleasure of being involved with over the years through my partnership with BRANDT," said Justin Allgaier. "I've seen firsthand some of the incredible things these kids accomplish through the programs and resources that FFA and 4-H provide. Agriculture definitely has a bright future.”

Headquartered in Springfield, Ill., BRANDT has been part of NASCAR since 2011, building awareness for the world’s most vital industry. Joining BRANDT on the car are The Nutrients for Life Foundation, Precision Tank, TradeMark Nitrogen, ResponsibleAg, Monterey Lawn and Garden, Grigg Brothers and BRANDT iHammer.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is Saturday, September 16th at 2:30pm CT and will be aired on NBCSN.

About FFA:  The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 649,355 student members as part of 7,859 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 225,891 alumni members in 1,934 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more information visit FFA.org.

About 4-H:  4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4‑H in every county and parish in the country—through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4‑H camps. For more information visit 4-h.org.

ABOUT JR MOTORSPORTS:
JR Motorsports is the management company and racing operation for Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s 12-time Most Popular Driver and winner of more than 40 NASCAR-sanctioned races. JR Motorsports competes in multiple racing divisions, including the NASCAR XFINITY Series, in which it won the 2014 championship with Chase Elliott.  The company also competes in regional late model divisions, in which it just earned its second championship in three years. To learn more about the organization, its drivers and its sponsorship opportunities, visit www.jrmracing.com.

About BRANDT

A leading agricultural company, BRANDT consists of three divisions—Specialty Formulations, Retail Agronomy and Dealer Support—serving growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for maximum return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.