In 2018, Firestone Ag, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (Bridgestone), announced the winners of What Drives You? social media contest. The contest was designed to celebrate the hard work farmers do every day and was an extension of the Firestone Ag Farm Hard campaign launched earlier this year, which applauds farmers who push through challenges to get a job done. “We are proud of the farmers we have the privilege of partnering
with. This contest was a fun way to show their commitment and grit to
farming,” said Cindy Ridge, brand manager, Firestone Ag. “It’s a great
opportunity to highlight their day to day experiences and achievements.” Four contest winners were chosen for their remarkable Farm Hard story, and each received a $2,500 voucher for Firestone Ag products as prizes. The winners are:
Jim Bristol, Michigan
Cathy Berry, Wisconsin
Gary Tretter, Illinois
Dawn Powell, Wisconsin
To enter the Firestone Ag What Drives You? contest, participants were required to submit a 30-second or less video showing how they “Farm Hard”. Videos were received from farmers across the country. The videos submitted by the finalists were shared on the Firestone Ag Facebook page, and the community voted on two of their favorites, while Firestone Ag chose the other two. “Each submission we received was a story of great determination, so
choosing only two winners was a difficult task,” said Ridge. “We want to
offer heartfelt congratulations to the winners and also appreciation to
all the farmers who submitted videos. Your passion and hard work does
not go unnoticed and we thank you.” To view the winning videos, please visit the Firestone Ag Facebook page.
Ray is a technical writer in both the automotive and agricultural industries and has been featured in more than forty-four different magazine titles with over 3,000 published technical articles. Additionally, he has authored three books and delivered countless seminars to the two communities.
My name is Ray Bohacz, and I know that success on the farm is a three-legged stool: agronomy, business, and machinery. I have always believed and life has taught me, that great judgement in the first two areas can quickly be evaporated by poor decisions in the farm shop in regard to maintenance and repair.