The DEKALB® brand’s custom 100th Anniversary Bike by Paul Jr. Designs revved up the excitement at the 2011 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill., when the bike made its engine-roaring debut to a crowd of onlookers at the main gate of the show.
At the 2012 Farm Progress Show in Iowa on Tuesday, the bike’s year-long tour came full circle as Rick Brandt, CEO of BRANDT from Springfield, Illinois, was announced the online auction’s highest bidder. Through multiple DEKALB fundraising opportunities, including the chopper auction, American farmers raised a grand total of $250,000 for the American Red Cross. Jason Hoag, DEKALB Brand Lead and Rick Brandt, on behalf of America’s farmers, presented a check to Leslie Schaffer, Regional Chapter Executive Officer for American Red Cross, Greater Iowa Region.