Feb 15, 2016

Fighter to Farmer sweepstakes will recognize veterans in agriculture

Moundridge, Kan. – Continuing its commitment to veterans’ causes and support for our nation’s heroes, The Grasshopper Company, manufacturer of commercial-grade zero-turn riding mowers, announced today its "Fighter to Farmer" sweepstakes in partnership with Meredith Agrimedia, publisher of Successful Farming magazine.

Fighter Farmer Grasshopper zero turn mower veteransThe sweepstakes will acknowledge and thank farmer veterans for their service by highlighting stories of those who have served their country on the battlefields abroad and returned to work in the fields at home.

“Grasshopper has long recognized combat heroes and veterans through our partnership with Military Warriors Support Foundation, and now we are excited to partner with Meredith Agrimedia and Successful Farming to find these farmer warriors, share their stories and honor them for their service,” says Trent Guyer, marketing coordinator at Grasshopper.

Three of these farmer veteran stories will be published in a feature article in the November 2016 issue of Successful Farming. All three veterans will receive a “thank you” from Grasshopper for their service, which includes a $5,000 cash prize plus a three-day, all-inclusive trip for two people to Nashville, Tennessee.

Those three veterans will also be featured on the Successful Farming website, Agriculture.com, and readers will be able to vote for their favorite farmer veteran. The one with the most votes will receive $10,000 toward a new Grasshopper mower, in addition to the cash prize and the trip.

Those wishing to enter themselves or a fighter-turned-farmer they know can do so by completing an entry form available at Agriculture.com/fightertofarmer.

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About Grasshopper

The Grasshopper Company is a privately held corporation dedicated solely to the design and production of commercial and large-acreage mowing and grounds maintenance equipment. Grasshopper introduced the first zero-turn radius mower with dual swing-out levers in 1969, and other industry firsts include the first liquid-cooled diesel-powered zero-turn radius mower in 1983 and the first electric-actuated fold-up mower deck in 2004. Based in Moundridge, Kan., the company distributes its products worldwide and is committed to lean and clean manufacturing practices reducing impact to the environment.
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