Yamaha Extends Partnership With National FFA

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has extended its partnership with the National FFA through Yamaha’s OHV Access Initiative by sponsoring the FFA’s Outdoor Recreation Proficiency award in 2012.
“The Yamaha OHV Access Initiative is continuing its sponsorship of the National FFA’s Outdoor Recreation Proficiency, which recognizes student projects at the local, state and national level that focus on outdoor recreation land use opportunities,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group marketing manager. “These exemplary students represent the future leadership of the OHV community.  Yamaha applauds their success and looks forward to their contributions in assuring safe, sustainable and open access to motorized recreation in our country.”
The Yamaha OHV Access Initiative is the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs). Through this program, Yamaha has directly and indirectly supported thousands of miles of trails, maintained and rehabilitated countless riding areas, improved staging areas, built bridges over fish-bearing streams and partnered with local riding communities across the country to improve the OHV experience.
The National FFA Agricultural Proficiency Award program touches thousands of students each year, encouraging them to cultivate skills in specific areas of agricultural entrepreneurship and placement.  FFA member students compete throughout the year, and the Proficiency awards are announced at each year’s National FFA convention.
Each quarter, Yamaha accepts applications from non-profit or tax-exempt organizations including OHV riding clubs and associations, national, state and local public land use agencies and other members of the OHV community in the United States.  A committee then reviews each application and awards GRANTs to deserving projects.
Yamaha is actively seeking qualified projects at local, state and federal levels.  The current OHV Access Initiative GRANT application form and submission guidelines are available here.
More information and applications are available at http://www.Yamaha-Motor.com/OHVAccess.
About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., (YMUS), a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, accessories, apparel and much more.  YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.
Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit http://www.yamaha-motor.com.