U.S. Marine receives tractor in Kubota’s “Geared to Give” Program

Jun 27, 2016

Jason Scramlin owns Split Rail Farm in Michigan

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content

A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. received a Kubota L-Series compact tractor as part of Kubota's "Geared to Give" Program.

Jason Scramlin’s tractor is equipped with a 60” Land Pride Rotary Cutter and canopy in Kutbota’s signature orange color.

Scramlin said having his own piece of machinery will help advance his operation, which can be a tough task for new farmers.

“I am overwhelmed with this news and it is quite an honor to have been selected. As young, beginning farmers, it is challenging to make needed improvements while covering current costs,” he said. “We have borrowed tractors from our neighbors and family to get the work done around the farm. Having our own tractor will greatly reduce our physical labor demands and lower our labor costs, and we couldn’t be more thankful.”

L to R: Jason Foscolo, Farmer Veteran Coalition; Dan Bos, Bronsink and Bos; Jordan and Jason Scramlin, Alex Woods, Kubota Tractor Corporation

Along with his wife, Jordan, Jason owns Split Rail Farm in Hickory Corners, Michigan. The couple have a flock of about 30 ewes that are bred and lambed each year. They also produce hay, and sell lamb meat and wool.

Scramlin said he wants to help the next generation of producers be proud of their career path.

“My goal is to help the next generation learn and appreciate farm life, and ultimately empower them with the skills needed to get into farming. 4-H was a huge part of my childhood; my involvement in the organization gave me many skills and I feel it’s very important to pass that along.”

Jordan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. in 1997. He deployed to Iraq and twice to Japan, serving as a Fire Direction Controlman with India Battery 3rd Battalion 11th Marines Field Artillery Unit.

He reenlisted to accept an assignment to Marine Security Guard Duty and served 30 months as an embassy guard at several U.S. embassies.

After being honorably discharged in 2005, he began studying at Michigan State University where he earned an Animal Sciences degree.

Farms.com congratulates Jordan on receiving his tractor and thanks him for his service in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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