FFA provides students a path to achievement in leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. FFA holds a special place in our hearts, as a lot of our employees–from people working on the manufacturing floor to the executive level–came up through FFA programs. It’s interwoven into the history of our company. Red Brand is proud to be a part of a community that believes in investing towards the future. FFA’s mission is to use agricultural education to help build the ag leaders of tomorrow. We understand and appreciate the vital role that FFA plays in the lives of our country’s young people, and we are committed to helping to support their efforts.
Partnering with the National FFA is a good start, but there is another critical component of agriculture’s family – the equine family. Red Brand belongs to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of over 100 horseracing interests – breeders, trainers, owners, racetrack operators, and more are all part of the organization. Through our NTRA Advantage Partnership, we are proud to offer savings totaling hundreds of dollars per year to members of the racing community.
The Breeders Cup World Championships is an annual two-day event, considered to be the pinnacle of the Thoroughbred racing season. For over 30 years, this event has featured the greatest Thoroughbreds the world has to offer. Many times the event is a deciding factor in Horse of the Year and Eclipse Award winners.
Old Friends is a safe home for rescued and retired horses whose careers have come to an end. With a lifespan of roughly 25 years, caring for senior horses is a major concern. Through their locations in New York and Kentucky, the Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms offer permanent homes for retired racehorses. With a goal of providing a safe, well maintained home for these Thoroughbreds, our Keepsafe® V Mesh Horse Fence aligns perfectly with Old Friends’ mission. Through the ‘Do Fence Me In!’ program, we are helping to provide safe, high quality equine fencing to over 100 horses in their golden years.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) assures the well-being of Thoroughbreds by reviewing facilities that retrain, retire and rehome them. TAA currently accredits 64 organizations that manage roughly 180 facilities. Red Brand is proud to share in their mission to “accredit, inspect, and award grants to retain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds.” Recently, the TAA announced that grant funds in excess of $10.8 million have assisted 7,000 Thoroughbreds through accredited organizations.
Long before the West was ‘won’, hundreds of thousands of bison dotted the prairies. Almost brought to extinction, bison now enjoy a resurgence, thanks in part to the efforts of The National Bison Association’s (NBA). Their mission is to educate and create a sustainable future for the bison industry. By bringing together producers, marketers, processors, and enthusiasts, the NBA is working to continue the traditions of humanely and sustainably raising bison. Red Brand is a strong advocate of sustainable agriculture practices, and a proud supporter of the NBA’s national efforts in bison production.
NCBA is an advocate for the cattle industry, working to advance the economic, political and social interests of the U.S. cattle producers. Similar to the National Bison Association and the Texas Bison Associate’s missions, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has a vision to “be the trusted leader and definitive voice of the beef industry.” Spread across America, the NCBA represents 230,000 cattle breeders, producers, and feeders. As a sponsor of this organization, Red Brand is proud to help be an advocate for the cattle industry’s government policy positions and economic interests.