Dodge Scores Big!
Team Dodge runs returns a kickoff for a touchdown! Dodge, like Ford and Chevy, has been a strong supporter of American agriculture. Last night, during the Superbowl, their “God Made A Farmer” ad went directly to the highlight reels. Dodge’s “special teams” was on fire, particularly through the use of Paul Harvey as the kickoff returner, carrying a very special essay from the FFA archives.
As a farmer and rancher, who happens to have Ford running in his veins, I tip my hat and humbly say thank you Dodge; thank you for the ad, thank you for your support of agriculture and thank you for incorporating an iconic figure who shared your passion and respect for the working man.
With that being said, let us not forget that the run back for the touchdown would not have been possible without spectacular blocking. Let us not forget those whom both Dodge and Paul Harvey also have great respect and admiration for; our military, our first responders, the long haulers, those that work beside us to harvest our crops and the mechanics that keep our machines running to mention a few.
Does it make those in agriculture feel good to be recognized in such a major spotlight, yes, and it should. However, it should also be known that we have great respect and appreciation for rest of the “team” that makes it possible for us to do what we do; those who put their lives at risk to protect our rights and freedom; those who sweat and bleed with us to gather the bounty that the good Lord has provided; and all of those who earn blisters and go short on sleep to see that the bounty makes it into homes to serve as nourishment.
Whether it was Dodge, Budweiser or Jeep, there was a shared theme last night…appreciation. Imagine the difference we all could make by simply being and showing more appreciation for others. We are all on this journey together. Let’s see how far we can go, the challenges we can overcome and the good we can do by playing as team.
I invite everyone to join our team and view the Dodge Superbowl commercial on YouTube and help raise $1 million to support FFA and assist in local hunger and educational programs. http://youtu.be/AMpZ0TGjbWE