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Outstanding Young Farmer winner awarded free use of Kubota tractor

Published Apr. 17, 2013 | Discuss this on Facebook
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Tom Beam, Kubota and Erik Scott of Georgetown and the new M-series Kubota tractor.

For Immediate Release

April 17, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2012 Outstanding Young Farmer Erik Scott of Georgetown recently received a Kubota M-Series tractor to use for 250 hours, one of his prizes for being named the state winner.

“The support from Kubota means a lot. It shows they care about helping the younger generation of agriculturalists get started,” he said.

The Outstanding Young Farmer award recognizes successful young farmers for achievements in the business of farming and leadership in the agricultural community. Scott also competed in the national Outstanding Young Farmer and Rancher contest at the American Farm Bureau annual meeting in Nashville in January.

“Kubota is committed to making investments in the agricultural industry as we continue to expand this segment of our business. What better investment than to support and promote young people who are on the cutting edge of the industry,” said Tom Beam, Kubota regional sales manager for western Ohio.

Scott farms with his family, growing corn, soybeans, tobacco, hay and pasture. They also raise beef cattle and operate a farm market that sells all natural beef. He is a graduate of Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute. He is a member of Brown County Farm Bureau and has been active in the Ohio Young Agricultural Professionals program. He served on American Farm Bureau’s tobacco commodity advisory committee and is a member of the board of directors for the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show.

His 250 hours free use of the M-Series tractor is courtesy of Kubota Tractor Corporation. He also received an expense-paid trip to the American Farm Bureau annual meeting and $1,000 in Grainger merchandise, courtesy of Farm Credit of Mid-America.

“Kubota is a valued supporter of Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals and I would like to thank Kubota for their continued support for the Outstanding Young Farmer award,” said Melinda Witten, OFBF field training specialist. “Their donation is a highly valued prize. We appreciate Kubota's contribution as we recognize Ohio's top young farmers.”

Ohio Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization. Its mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers. You can learn more about Ohio Farm Bureau and its Young Ag Professionals program at www.ofbf.org. Kubota Tractor Corporation, Torrance, Calif., is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and equipment. More about Kubota can be found at www.kubota.com.

Photo caption: (l to r) Tom Beam, Kubota regional sales manager for western Ohio, with Erik Scott of Georgetown and the new M-series Kubota tractor. Scott was awarded 250 hours free use of the tractor for winning Ohio Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farmer contest.

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