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The following article was posted on February 16th, 2010, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 10, Issue 49 [ Submit a Story ]
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Local machinery company raffles off a tractor to raise money for future farmers


And the prize goes to …
Santa Maria Future Farmers of America students (from left to right) Miriam Mendez, Rosa Diaz, Carolina Garcia, and Simon Martinez posed with the John Deere tractor being raffled off by Cal-Coast Machinery to benefit Central Coast FFA students.
They think your tractor’s sexy—or at least they think it could be.

Cal-Coast Machinery, in Santa Maria and Paso Robles, is partnering with Future Farmers of America (FFA) to host a fundraiser raffle ending in April. The grand prize: a 31-horsepower, four-wheel-drive John Deere 4310 compact utility tractor with a new Frontier RC2060 five-foot rotary cutter valued at $10,000.

All proceeds from the tractor raffle will go to FFA students and local FFA chapters to help fund individual student projects and FFA chapter functions.

“We’ve had a long-standing relationship with FFA and want to help the kids in an even more lucrative way than we have in past years,” Don Rose, general manager of Cal-Coast Machinery, said in a release to the media. “Our future is dependent on farmers, and we appreciate their business and want to do what we can to help them by supporting our local FFA.”

Raffle tickets cost $5 and are available through participating FFA students or the Cal-Coast Machinery locations in Santa Maria and Paso Robles. According to information from Cal-Coast Machinery, 50 percent of the revenue from ticket sales goes directly to the FFA students and the other half goes to their local FFA chapters. Ticket sales end March 31.

All tickets must be turned in to Cal-Coast Machinery by April 2. The drawing for the tractor will be on April 3 at 10 a.m. at Cal-Coast Machinery’s Santa Maria office, located at 617 S. Blosser Road.

For more information about the raffle, call Cal-Coast Machinery at 925-0931.

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