Toyota Launches Program to Benefit FFA Chapters Statewide


TULARE — For the fourth year, Toyota will donate a new Tundra to World Ag Expo’s FFA (Future Farmers of America) Toyota Tundra Giveaway.

Toyota and California FFA chapters are working together with World Ag Expo to support FFA programs in schools throughout California.

“This is a great partnership between Toyota, World Ag Expo and the California FFA,” said Bob Heuvel, state FFA advisor. “These funds will go directly to support leadership development activities at the chapter and state levels.”

The drawing will be held on the final day of World Ag Expo, Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Toyota exhibit area. All proceeds from the giveaway will go directly to benefit California FFA and its chapters. The $30,000 grand prize truck, donated by the Central Valley Toyota dealers, will be given to the winner in April at the State FFA Convention held in Fresno.

In addition to donating a truck for the FFA fundraiser, Toyota will have a full presence as the official truck at the 45th annual World Ag Expo, which runs Feb. 14-16 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare. Since 2008, the company’s full-sized Tundra has been the official truck of the International Agri-Center.

An estimated annual average of 100,000 individuals from 70 countries attend World Ag Expo each year. It is the largest annual agricultural show of its kind with 1,600 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of show grounds.

“We’re proud to continue our partnership with Toyota,” said International Agri-Center’s president, David Eddy. “The Tundra is one of the most American-made half-ton pickups and has proven its ability to meet the needs of our county’s workhorse vehicle.”

The Central Valley Toyota dealers will donate the truck to benefit California FFA chapters. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $5 each from participating FFA members, online at or at ticket gates during World Ag Expo.