This fall, APHA partnered with John Deere to add a little extra incentive for joining or renewing an APHA membership. Any person who renewed or signed up for a regular or life membership between September 11 and October 7, 2020, was automatically entered to win a John Deere Gator utility vehicle valued at $7,399.
The winner was randomly selected and APHA is pleased to announce that longtime member Joan Atkins of Canton, Missouri, is the big winner.
Joan, pictured above with A Secret Rolex JMK, has been a faithful APHA member and Paint breeder since 1998. She and her husband, also a member and Paint enthusiast, enjoy working cattle and trail riding on their two farms, and use the recreational riding portion of the PAC program to help start their young horses.
When Joan renewed her membership, she had no idea just how much return she’d get on her investment.
“Wow, it’s so exciting and unbelievable!” Joan said. “I have literally never won more than about $10 my whole life. We will use the Gator to do daily feeding chores, haul hay and grain to our many horses, and to run out through the pastures to check on the stock. For fun, it will be used to pull the Smarty steer when my husband practices roping and tracking, and it will be an artistic ensemble—because Smarty is green, too. John Deere is such a respected brand, it’s wonderful to win a piece of their equipment.”
APHA is pleased to offer this giveaway, made possible by our friends at John Deere.
“We are so thrilled to be able to gift this John Deere Gator to Joan,” APHA Senior Director of Marketing & Membership Cristin Conner said. “It’s loyal members like her that make APHA such a great organization, and she could not be more deserving. We also want to say a huge thanks to John Deere for making this giveaway possible. Their support as a corporate partner and APHA Xtras partner is immeasurable.”
APHA members are eligible for exclusive discounts on John Deere equipment like tractors, mowers, gators, hay equipment and more, so put your membership to work for you! Call toll-free (877) 462-2294 before you purchase to be sure you get all the available benefits.
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