Race to Feed the World

May 06, 2012 | 9:05 pm

NASCAR No. 31 BRANDT driver Justin Allgaier made a special visit to Hanover High School in Mechanicsville, Virginia to announce the winner for the Nutrients for Life and Brandt car-design contest themed “Racing to Feed the World.” Allgaier selected FFA student Hunter Belfield’s drawing because it illustrated the essentialness of corn in feeding the world. He summarized the theme on the side of the car design by adding the text, “If it’s not growing, we’re not eating.” In addition to the classroom visit with Justin Allgaier, the winning student and his family received special tickets to the Richmond International Raceway for the April 27th race.

In 2012, BRANDT is leading an initiative to put an “all agriculture” car on the track, helping to spotlight the hard work and dedication that powers agriculture into a crucial global industry. The Nutrients for Life Foundation joins The National FFA Organization, Precision Tank & Equipment and Trademark Nitrogen as the fourth partner on the #31 Ag car in an effort to build awareness of the critical contributions of agriculture to the world’s economy and food supply through the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
BRANDT President and CEO, Rick C. Brandt, is looking forward to collaborating with Nutrients for Life.

“Our roots are in the fertilizer industry, and with foundations such as Nutrients for Life, we can be assured a bright future,” said Brandt. “There are many misconceptions about fertilizer and the Nutrients for Life Foundation does a wonderful job, both in the classroom and in public, educating on the benefits of fertilizers. With a growing world population, fertilizers are essential to help maintain and grow a healthy world food supply,” Brandt added.