Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Names FFA National FinalistsPosted in News on November 15, 2016
Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. has announced the national finalists of the FFA’s Outdoor Recreation and Wildlife Production and Management proficiencies. In the Outdoor Recreation category, Taylor Price of the Pilot Point FFA chapter in Texas was honored for her work with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and Tyler Stewart of the East Clinton FFA chapter in Lees Creek, Ohio, was recognized for his quail production and hunting operation. Yamaha has been working with the National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America) to promote the message of responsible land access and outdoor recreation through its Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative.
The Initiative has donated more than $100,000 in the third quarter of 2016 to six grant recipients working to projects that protect, expand, and improve access to land for public use and enjoyment. The initiative accepts applications from non-profit organizations, including OHV riding clubs and associations, national, state, and local public land use agencies, outdoor enthusiast associations, and land conservation groups with an interest in protecting, improving, and expanding access for responsible and sustainable public land use. The grant recipients for Q3 2016 are:
• Mille Lacs Drift Skippers Snowmobile & ATV Club, Minnesota
• Cullman County Commission, Alabama
• Itasca County Land Development, Minnesota
• Mt. Baber ATV Club, Oregon
• Northern Traxx ATV Club, Minnesota
• Wagon Wheel OHV Club, Colorado
The initiative is still accepting applications for fourth-quarter grants through November 30, 2016. For more information on the initiative, or to apply for a grant, visit www.yamahaoai.com.