Lake Wales Chrysler is proud to be the first Ram Certified Ag Dealer in the Orlando area!

 Lake Wales Chrysler has a dedicated, certified Sales & Service Team, trained to meet the commercial vehicle needs of our local farming and ranching communities.  Whether that is a Ram 1500 Regular Cab, a Ram 3500 Heavy Duty, a Ram 4500 or 5500 Cab Chassis, or a Ram ProMaster Van, we know trucks and we mean business!  We have the best selection of upfits for any commercial need and at the best price.  Give us a call - we are here to help you!
 

Lake Wales Chrysler understands that the agricultural industry is not a 9 to 5 job.  In addition to being a Ram Certified Ag Dealer we also offer BusinessLink, a no-cost program designed to save you time & money, keeping you on the road (and in your fields!)  BusinessLink benefits include: Available Local Shuttle Service, Next Bay Service, Courtesy Vehicles, Financing Expertise, Upfitter Connections, and 24 Hour Towing Assistance.

"Appreciation for the needs of the agricultural community has deep roots within our dealership and the Ram brand. The Ram CAD program was built with input from educational experts, agriculture experts, and family farmers & ranchers. Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can now offer the industry something more - a partnership that understands and adjusts to those needs at every level."
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Farms managed by women

"The share of U.S. farms operated by women nearly tripled over the past three decades.
Using Census of Agriculture data from 1978 through 2007, this report provides detailed information about women farmers and the types of farms they operate."

Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-111). USDA. Economic Research Service.

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Let us all celebrate National Ag Day Tuesday, March 14, 2019


National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America. ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public's awareness of agriculture's role in modern society.

The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:

  • Understand how food and fiber products are produced.
  • Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
  • Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.
  • Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.
Official Truck of National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Ram Trucks is the Official Truck of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association!  All members can receive 1% below factory invoice price on nearly all new Chrysler vehicles and are entitled to two discounts per year.  For more information, click here.

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Help us celebrate National Future Farmers of America Week, February 16 - 23, 2019!

Agricultural FFA Education

In 1948 the first FFA Week was celebrated during George Washington's birthday to recognize his pioneering contributions to American agriculture.

The National FFA Organization is an American youth organization, specifically a career and technical student organization, based on middle and high school classes that promote and support agricultural education. Founded: 1928

 

National Ag Day FAQ's


What Is Ag Day?
It's a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.

When Is Ag Day?
Ag Day is celebrated on March 18, 2015. National Ag Day falls during National Ag Week, March 15-21, 2015.

Who Hosts Ag Day?
The Agriculture Council of America hosts the campaign on a national level. However, the awareness efforts in communities across America are as influential - if not more - than the broad-scale effort. Again this year, the Ag Day Planning Guide has been created to help communities and organizations more effectively host Ag Day events.

What Is Ag Day All About?
Ag Day is about recognizing - and celebrating - the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives. The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:

  • Understand how food and fiber products are produced.
  • Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.
  • Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.


Why Celebrate Agriculture?
Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis. But too few people truly understand this contribution. This is particularly the case in our schools, where students may only be exposed to agriculture if they enroll in related vocational training.
By building awareness, the Agriculture Council of America is encouraging young people to consider career opportunities in agriculture.
Each American farmer feeds more than 144 people ... a dramatic increase from 25 people in the 1960s. Quite simply, American agriculture is doing more - and doing it better. As the world population soars, there is an even greater demand for the food and fiber produced in the United States.

What Can I Do to Help?
Put simply, get involved! Your participation in Ag Day is critical in helping us spread this positive message about agriculture. If you are interested in planning an event, download your Planning Guide today. Of course, there are other ways you can lend your support, including sending a letter to your local newspaper, calling your Congressional representatives or simply sharing information about agriculture with youngsters in your community.
Where Can I Find More Information?

Contact the Agriculture Council of America at (913) 491-1895 or visit www.agday.org

LAKE WALES CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM BECOMES AREA'S ONLY CERTIFIED RAM AGRICULTURAL DEALERSHIP

LAKE WALES, FL, July 28, 2014 - When Ram trucks celebrated America's farm and ranch families with a two minute commercial featuring Paul Harvey during the 2013 Super Bowl, they created a relationship with those families like no other truck maker ever had.

Today, Ram dealers are proud to announce the next generation of that relationship. Endorsed by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization, Ram welcomes Lake Wales Ram to the ranks of Ram Certified Agriculture Dealership. A first of its kind in the truck industry, this certification lets farm and ranch families know staff at this dealership understands the uniqueness of their business. It also signals the dealerships commitment to the timing of citrus harvest, calving season and third cutting of hay by adjusting parts of its operations to accommodate the unique demands of each commodity, and every season.

To become a Certified Agriculture Dealership, Lake Wales Ram was required to select three team members to successfully complete a curriculum prepared by its agriculture partners. The program recommended one each from Parts, Sales and Service. Your Certified Agriculture Specialists at Lake Wales Ram are: Marc Niethammer, Lenny Harter and Robin Ives.

With the initial curriculum complete, the Lake Wales Ram team will now participate in a continuing education effort that synchronizes their learning with everything important to Florida agriculture as it happens. Ongoing education, combined with what Certified Agriculture Specialists learned through the initial curriculum, will allow the dealership to become a real-time partner with area agriculture by pro¬actively anticipating and meeting the changing demands of its family farm customers.

The Certified Agriculture Dealership designation is also important to the areas non-farm truck buyers. Agriculture is widely known for battle testing equipment under the toughest of conditions. Experts at Lake Wales Ram, and the farms they support, will be able to provide buyers of any influence first-hand knowledge of the products capabilities based on their own experiences on the farm.

Lake Wales Ram Ag Specialist Marc Niethammer sums it up best; "Appreciation for agriculture's needs has set deep roots with this dealership, and the Ram brand. The RamCAD program was built with input from educational experts, agriculture experts, family farmers & ranchers so our dealership can offer the industry something more-a partnership that understands, and adjusts to those needs at every level."

For more information about what this certification means, and how Lake Wales Ram intends to use it, contact any of our Certified Agriculture Specialists at 888-404-3776.