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Lake Wales CDJR Selected to Host Live Broadcast on RFD-TV During AgRally ‘22Farm Show on National AgDay-March 22 

Lake Wales CDJR Selected to Host Live Broadcast on RFD-TV During AgRally ‘22Farm Show on National AgDayMarch 22

Lake Wales, Fla. (March 9, 2022) – Lake Wales Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CDJR) was selected by the Certified Agriculture Dealer (CAD) Program, and their partner RFD-TV to serve as a host for the live television program as well as a local Certified Agriculture Dealer location providing a remote visits during the 3-hour live broadcast on RFD-TV on March 22nd, also National Ag Day.

“We selected Lake Wales CDJR to hold a local event and provide live camera feed because of the great job they do in serving local farmers, growers and ranchers,” noted Patrick Driscoll, president of the Certified Agriculture Dealer Program.“During the remote feed of the broadcast, Sara Spinosa, communications specialist will interview Mike Roberts, current president of the Florida Fertilizer & AgChem Association to share the latest update on the fertilizer industry.”

“We will also be getting local reports from other industry experts who will be reporting from the other  dealer live broadcast locations across the country,” noted Driscoll, “Including Victory Motors, Craig, CO; Minot Automotive, Minot, ND; Fox Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Grand Rapids, MI; Jerry Ray Davis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Owensboro, KY; Central Valley Nissan, Modesto, CA and the Fort Worth stockyards Special Texas FFA event sponsored by Glenn Polk Ford, Gainesville, TX. 

Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is part of the Mahalak Auto Group, a family-owned organization whose roots stretch all the way back to 1966. It was then, over 50 years ago, that Ralph Mahalak Sr. opened his first Dodge dealership in Michigan.

Studio hosts for the broadcast will be Mark Oppold, former anchor for RFD-TV and Pat Driscoll, previous broadcaster with the Michigan Farm Radio Network. “We’re pleased to bring Mark, our award-winning anchor, back to the set for this next generation of agricultural events,” added Patrick Gottsch, Founder and President of RFD-TV. “The combination of live TV with a local gathering at these certified agriculture truck dealers satisfies both the need to learn about new technology while also being able to socialize with other farmers, friends and neighbors.”

AgRally will begin at 2:00 PM eastern and run through 5:00PM on Tuesday, March 22. Social time aside, one of the most important parts of attending a farm show is being able to engage with new products, emerging technologies and company executives. “Our team recognized this simple fact right out of the chute and built an event around that premise,” added Driscoll.

Farmers, growers and ranchers should register for the event to participate in the Q&A sessions, win prizes like Yeti coolers and help each Certified Agriculture Dealer comply with their local Covid regulations. Registration is simple and will also provide the details for streaming the 3-hour live event to a mobile device. Register here to do all that.


About Certified Agriculture Dealer Program

Certified Agriculture Dealerships know farming and ranching as their staff have successfully completed special agriculturally focused training to become a Certified business which can then offer AgPack® a special package of cost savings and rebates for farm products.

About Certified Agriculture Dealer’s AgPack®

AgPack® is a package of farm and ranch management tools available exclusively through Certified Agriculture Dealers that give the agriculture customer an immediate return on their vehicle investment by saving thousands of dollars in farm and ranch operating costs. These products are awarded to qualified vehicle buyers, at no additional cost to the customer by several leading brands within the agriculture industry. To qualify for CAD’s AgPack®, the truck buyer simply needs to prove ownership interest in a farm or ranch. AgPack® is stackable on top of all other OEM, Fleet or VIP offers available to qualifying vehicle purchaser, and is awarded per vehicle, not per customer.If used to the maximum AgPack® can save farmers and ranchers nearly $30,000 in operating costs for products and services for their operations.

About RFD-TV & The Cowboy Channel

RFD-TV is the flagship network for Rural Media Group. Launched in December of 2000, RFDTV is the nation’s first 24-hour television network featuring programming focused on the agribusiness, equine and the rural lifestyles, along with traditional country music and entertainment.  The Cowboy Channel is the official network of ProRodeo and the first 24-hour television network totally dedicated to western sports and the western lifestyle and headquartered in the Fort Worth Stockyards and features a wide variety of “live” coverage from major western events.

About National AgDay

Founded in 1973, National Ag Day 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; and acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food, and fiber industry. Learn more and register for events at agday.org

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