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Your Invitation to Easton Corbin FFA Forum

Monday, November 25, 2013

Your Invitation to Easton Corbin FFA Forum


As a Section President, I would like to personally invite you to attend the Easton Corbin Illinois FFA Forum at Lake Land College on December 4
 
Former FFA member and Ram Truck brand “Year of the Farmer” Spokesman Easton Corbin will meet with Illinois FFA members and college students during a FFA Forum hosted by Lake Land College in Mattoon, Ill. on December 4. This will be Corbin’s first stop at a college during his 12-city national Year of the Farmer tour on behalf of Ram and FFA. In each market a private event is held exclusively for FFA members with Corbin performing songs and answering questions from the audience. 
 
During this forum and brief performance, Corbin will meet with FFA members from throughout the state as well as Lake Land College students who are studying agriculture. Prior to the meeting, faculty in Lake Land College’s Agriculture Division will provide campus tours for attendees.
 
The tours of Lake Land College will begin at 12:15 PM and the session with Easton Corbin will begin at 3:15 PM. 
Please let me know if you plan to attend by December 2, 2013. 
 
Corbin’s visit and concert is part of the Ram Truck brand’s “Year of the Farmer” initiative aimed at bringing national attention to the significance of the American farmer, which was launched in February with the brand’s much talked about “Farmer” video airing during the Super Bowl television broadcast. The video was set to Paul Harvey’s eloquent “So God Made a Farmer” words first spoken at the 1978 National FFA Convention. The year-long initiativedemonstrates the brand’s commitment to the American farmer and the agriculture industry. The partnership addresses the growing needs of the world. By 2050, there will be 9 billion mouths to feed, backs to clothe, and people to shelter.
 
Addressing these needs is not going to be an easy task. However, through the support of companies like the Ram Truck brand, and harnessing the passion of the American farmer and agriculturalists across our nation, FFA members who are future agriculturist, food producers, food processors and scientists will meet these challenges.
 
Mercury Nashville recording artist Easton Corbin is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement. His self-titled debut album released in 2010 spawned back-to-back hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It;” making him the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1. That same year the Gilchrist County Florida native won all of the Breakthrough Artist awards at the American Country Awards – Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist, Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist and Music Video: Breakthrough Artist for “A Little More Country Than That.”  Billboard named Corbin as the Top New Country Artist of 2010.  Easton’s latest single, “All Over The Road,” placed #3 on the country airplay charts and is from his current album by the same name. Visit www.eastoncorbin.com or www.umgnashville.com to learn more about the Florida native.
 


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