DES MOINES, Iowa — Student members of the National Future Farmers Association and 4-H may now apply to enter the annual antique tractor restoration program, sponsored by Titan International Inc.
Applicants can register online at titan-intl.com/antique-tractor-restoration to qualify for a set of Titan- or Goodyear-brand antique tractor tires. Titan said it has awarded thousands of free tires to student-led tractor restoration projects since 1996.
Applications and guidelines for the 2021 program can be found online. Titan said qualified projects will be accepted while allocated supplies last. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
"We are honored to support the many 4-H and FFA students dedicated to these restoration projects," Scott Sloan, ag product manager/global LSW for Titan, said.
"Restoring an antique tractor requires a lot of time and meticulous work. It is rewarding to see their finished projects."
The National FFA consists of 669,989 student members as part of 8,630 local FFA chapters in every state plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S.
The group's mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
4-H calls itself the nation's largest youth development organization, empowering nearly 4 million youths in the U.S. The organization is the youth development program of the Cooperative Extension System and USDA, serving areas throughout the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3,000 local Extension offices.