THE AMERICAN Announces Farming Solutions Company, AGCO as the newest Sponsor


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RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Announces Farming Solutions Company, AGCO as the newest Sponsor

OMAHA, Neb.AGCO has joined on as a sponsor of, RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN presented by Polaris RANGER. THE AMERICAN Rodeo will be held on March 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

“AGCO’s focus on innovation and building quality brands like Hesston by Massey Ferguson has helped them stand apart in the industry,” said Randy Bernard, CEO and President of Rural Media Group. “AGCO and Heston by Massey Ferguson have been a very integral partner in the rodeo arena and the western and agriculture lifestyle. We are very proud to have them associated with THE AMERICAN.”

AGCO is a global leader in the production of farming equipment with focus on the design, manufacturing and distribution. Their products include tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, tillage, implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as related replacement parts. AGCO’s products, including Hesston and Massey Ferguson brands, can be found in 140 countries worldwide. While the company has received many recognitions and awards their biggest accomplishment has been recognition of their wide-range of products by farmers and dealers across the globe.

“Hesston by Massey Ferguson is proud to partner with RFD-TV and to be the official farm machinery sponsor of The American,” says Laura Lines, senior brand marketing specialist for Hesston. “Rodeo and hay production have a shared heritage and Hesston’s sponsorship of rodeo is a tradition that we are pleased to continue with the largest and richest one day event in the history of the sport.”

RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN is the richest one-day rodeo in the history of western sports with a $2 million payout. The top-five winners from the semifinals will compete against the top 10 athletes in the world. Tickets for RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER, and the Iron Cowboy V are on sale at the AT&T Stadium Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations and at Prices for each event range from $20 to $150, not including taxes.


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About RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER: Taking place at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium on March 2, 2014, with an estimated attendance of 75,000, RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER is the single largest 1-day cash prize event in the entire history of rodeo. With $2-million on the line, the best athletes in the world will be gathering in Dallas to compete in one epic day of raw rodeo will, skill and power. With the help of broadcast partners and sponsors, RFD-TV will be broadcasting the event LIVE on the day, helping to bring the totality of this defining western sports experience to a wide national audience. For more information, please visit: and Follow us on Twitter @RFDTVAMERICAN and on find us on Facebook:

About Rural Media Group, Inc. (RMG): Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and western lifestyle. RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, FamilyNet, RURAL TV, RURAL RADIO on SiriusXM channel 80, RFD-TV the Magazine and RFD-TV the Theatre. RFD-TV, the flagship network for RMG, launched in December 2000. RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America with programming focused on agriculture, equine and the rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. RMG acquired FamilyNet, America’s trusted entertainment network dedicated to providing wholesome and responsible viewing choices for today’s diverse family. RURAL TV produces rural business news covering commodity markets for both cash and futures. Daily productions include Market Day Report and the Rural Evening News. RMG networks are distributed into more than 63-million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter, Optimum, Brighthouse, Suddenlink, Time Warner, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. RFD-TV The Magazine is the print programming guide for the networks, which has attracted over 180,000 paid subscribers. RFD-TV The Theatre is a 2000 capacity soft seat venue in Branson, MO where entertainment programming is produced. Corporate headquarters are in Omaha, NE, and production operations are in Nashville, TN. For more information, visit,, and Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @OfficialRFDTV @RURALTV @FamilyNet @RURALRADIO80

About AGCO: AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. AGCO supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, grain storage and protein production systems, tillage implements and replacement parts. AGCO products are sold through five core machinery brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra® and are distributed globally through approximately 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2013, AGCO had net sales of $10.8 billion.