Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S. Army Farmer Veteran Awarded New Kubota Tractor in Geared to Give Program

RED SPRINGS, N.C–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a special ceremony today, Kubota Tractor Corporation honored its
newest recipient in its “Geared To Give” program with a new donated
tractor. Marvin Frink of Briarwood Cattle Farm, Red Springs, N.C., was
recognized as the third farmer veteran to receive a donated Kubota
L-Series compact tractor in Kubota’s “Geared to Give” program. Launched
in March in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC), the
program provides financial support and donated Kubota equipment to
United States military veterans pursuing a future in farming.


“Kubota created ‘Geared to Give’ because we care about the future of
farming and the future of America’s veterans,” said Alex Woods, Kubota
vice president divisional operations. “We’re excited to provide Marvin
with a Kubota L3301HST tractor, which was proudly built here in the
U.S., so that he can take his cattle operation to the next level.”

Frink owns Briarwood Cattle Farm and is a first-generation cattle
rancher. After serving 14 years in the U.S. Army, Frink returned to
civilian life in 2006 to work for the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special
Warfare Center and School, the Army’s Special Operations Center of
Excellence, Fort Bragg. Since his return, Frink has been on a path to
fulfill his dream of becoming a cattle rancher.

Upon the wishes of his late father, the Rev. Kirby Frink, and under the
current mentorship of Mr. Harrison Campbell, Marvin Frink is now grazing
his cattle near Raeford, North Carolina. In 2015, he made his dream of
animal farming a reality when a fellowship award through FVC allowed him
to purchase the first animals of his cow-calf operation.

“Farmer Veteran Coalition saved my life,” said Marvin Frink when he
learned of the news that he was selected to receive a new Kubota
tractor. “Without FVC and Michael O’Gorman, I don’t know where I’d be
today. He gave me the spirit to keep pushing again. I’m incredibly
grateful to Kubota and FVC; this program is truly touching lives.”

Michael O’Gorman, FVC’s executive director and founder, was on hand at
the ceremony to commend Frink for his farming efforts and commitment to
military service. “Marvin is a member of FVC’s fellowship program and is
exactly the type of farmer veteran our organization helps to serve,”
said O’Gorman. “I have witnessed his unwavering efforts toward becoming
a cattle farmer and I’m proud we are able to help him in such a
significant way. With the right tools, he is sure to grow his business
into a thriving success.”

“Cumberland Tractor Company is family-owned Kubota dealership and has
been doing business in Fayetteville for more than 60 years,” said
Charlie McCullen of Cumberland Tractor Company. “It’s humbling to be
part of this important tractor delivery because we know that it will
help to further grow Marvin’s cattle operation and enable him to
continue farming successfully in our community. We hope to serve as a
trusted resource for Marvin moving forward.”

Farmer veterans like Frink can apply to the FVC Fellowship Fund in order
to be considered for donated Kubota equipment through the “Geared to
Give” program. Kubota has selected its Standard L-Series compact
tractors, equipped with a front loader, for this program, as their
versatility and efficiency are ideal for meeting the varying needs of
many small- and medium-sized farming operations.

Based in Davis, Calif., FVC is cultivating a new generation of farmers
and food leaders, and developing viable employment opportunities and
meaningful careers for veterans through the collaboration of the farming
and military communities. FVC believes that food production offers
purpose and opportunity, as well as physical and psychological benefits
for all veterans. FVC works with veterans from all military branches,
their families, employers and mentors to support those returning to or
beginning careers in food and farming.

For more information about the “Geared to Give” program, visit www.kubotacares.com.
To learn more about FVC, visit www.farmvetco.org.

About Kubota Tractor Corporation

Kubota Tractor Corporation, Torrance, Calif., is the U.S. marketer and
distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and
equipment, including a complete line of tractors of up to 170 Gross hp,
performance-matched implements, compact and utility-class construction
equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, hay tools and spreaders,
commercial turf products and utility vehicles. Kubota launched Geared
to Give
in March 2015 in partnership with the Farmer Veteran
Coalition to provide financial support and donated Kubota equipment to
U.S. military veterans pursing a future in farming. For more
information, visit www.kubotacares.com
or www.kubota.com.

About Farmer Veteran Coalition

The mission of Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) is mobilizing veterans to
feed America. FVC works to develop a new generation of farmers and food
leaders, and expand viable employment and career opportunities through
the collaboration of the farming and military communities. Through
mentorship, peer support, and career counseling, FVC supports veterans
returning to or beginning careers in the food and farming industry. For
more information, visit www.farmvetco.org.

About Cumberland Tractor Company

In business since 1952, Cumberland Tractor Company is a family-owned
business, serving its Fayetteville, North Carolina customers with
quality products and personalized service for three generations.
Offering Kubota equipment since 1973, Cumberland sells and services all
Kubota product lines, and commits to serving the varying needs of their
customers with courteousness and professionalism. For more information,
call (910) 483-3892.

Contacts

Kubota Tractor Corporation
Vanessa Sapino, 877-KUBOTA-NEWS [(877)
582-6826]
newsroom@kubotamedia.com