RACINE, Wis. ̶ As part of its ongoing commitment to help agriculture producers Be Ready to address the challenges and opportunities confronting the agriculture industry, Case IH awarded nine new Farmall® tractors to the runners-up of the 2012 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) awards. One of those tractors, a Farmall 65A, was recently delivered to Jillian Beaty of Milton, Wis., for being a national finalist in the YF&R Excellence in Agriculture competition. Beaty won a Farmall 45A, but chose to upgrade to a Farmall 65A.
The winners, announced at the AFBF 93rd Annual Meeting on Jan. 9 in Honolulu, Hawaii, actively contribute to and enhance their involvement in agriculture with leadership and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations. The majority of their income is not from an agricultural operation.
“These finalists truly represent the kind of leadership abilities farmers and agriculturists will need to keep up with the evolving agriculture industry,” says Scott Raber, Case IH Regional Sales Director. “We are proud to sponsor them as they continue growing in this rewarding business.”
When she’s not teaching agricultural education at Oregon High School, Beaty travels 450 miles to her family farm in Ohio. There, she serves as director of public relations, helps pick vegetables and runs the farmer’s market. With 500 acres of corn, soybeans and alfalfa, 26 acres of pumpkins and sweet corn, and a 10.5 acre corn maze, Beaty and her family stay busy entertaining agriculture tourists.
“Farm Bureau has helped me develop as a leader by helping me recognize my strengths and weaknesses,” says Beaty. “The process of applying for the Excellence in Agriculture competition allowed me to see how I can make a difference by building the next generation of leaders.”
Johnson Tractor in Janesville, Wis., delivered the new Case IH Farmall 65A to Beaty on March 31. She will never forget the brand new Case IH Maxxum® tractor her father brought home on a cold winter morning when she was a child. She is looking forward to sharing this tractor.
“My dad already told me he has room for my new tractor, so it most likely will head to the family farm in Ohio,” Beaty says. “This prize shows Case IH is investing in the future of agriculture and is committed to what is going to happen in the future, and I think that’s amazing.”
After dabbling in Farm Bureau during high school and college, Beaty now is a Rock County Farm Bureau board member. By giving agriculture a voice, Beaty believes Farm Bureau gives her the opportunity to share agriculture with others, as well as helping them understand agriculture’s role in today’s society. In her free time, Beaty volunteers at the local library and plays the hand bells at two churches.
Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive, reliable equipment – designed to meet today’s agricultural challenges. Challenges like feeding an expanding global population on less land, meeting ever-changing government regulations and managing input costs. With headquarters in the United States, Case IH has a network of dealers and distributors that operates in over 160 countries. Case IH provides agricultural equipment systems, flexible financial service offerings and parts and service support for professional farmers and commercial operators through a dedicated network of professional dealers and distributors. Productivity enhancing products include tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage tools; planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators; site-specific farming tools and utility vehicles. Case IH is a brand of CNH (NYSE: CNH), a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI.MI).