Ford Recognized for Significant Contributions to American Farming

Ford’s extensive involvement in the sustainability and future of American farming is being recognized today before the 55,000 attendees at the annual convention of the National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America). 2010 marks the 62nd year of National FFA support by Ford Trucks, participating Ford Truck dealers and Ford Fund and Community Services.

A new element of the partnership involves the expansion of Ford’s award-winning teen safe driving program – Ford Driving Skills for Life — through the FFA National Chapter Program. Ford DSFL is a national safe driving program that focuses on the leading cause of teenage crashes and fatalities: inexperience. FFA chapters are invited to use the Ford DSFL program to create safe driving promotions targeting peers in their community. In addition to hands-on events, DSFL offers learning tools on an interactive Web site including quizzes, car care videos, driving tip videos, interactive games and an enhanced eco-driving curriculum. Free educator packets are available for students, parents and educators.

SOURCE Ford Motor Company