Kubota Tractor Corporation announces revamped program to help farmer veterans


Kubota Tractor Corporation announced Wednesday that it was making major enhancements to its Geared to Give Program, which provides financial support and donated equipment to military veterans pursuing farming.

The program, in its fifth year, will feature more awarded equipment including higher horsepower tractors, utility vehicles and hay tools. Additionally, one farmer will receive one year or 250 hours free use of a powerful Kubota M7 Series tractor, a true workhorse tractor that excels in commercial livestock and hay applications.

“Since this program was established, Kubota’s goal has been to power and empower veterans to achieve their dreams in farming and make an impact in their local communities,” said Alex Woods, Kubota vice president of sales operations, supply chain and parts. “With these new additions to the program to feature a wider range of products, we’re able to help more veterans, whether they’re at the beginning of their farming career or returning home to a family farm after years of dedicated service to our country.”

Each year, the Geared to Give program selects five farmer veterans from hundreds of applications to the Farmer Veteran Coalition Fellowship Fund to receive donated Kubota equipment.

“Kubota’s Geared to Give program really sets up farmer veterans for success as they launch their agricultural operations,” said Michael O’Gorman, executive director of FVC. “Purchasing equipment for the farm, whether it’s a tractor, implement or utility vehicle, can be a big challenge for a new farmer. We are extremely grateful to Kubota for putting equipment in the hands of farmer veterans when they need it most.”

You can fill out an application here.