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Kevin Van Trump has over 20 years of experience in the grain and livestock industry.
Many of us have seen the DeKalb "Chooper" that has been strolling around at a lot of the winter farm shows. As most of you know, the bike was built to commemorate the brand’s 100th Anniversary. From what I was told DeKalb teamed up with Paul Jr. Designs (of the hit TV show "American Chopper"), who crafted a custom, one-of-a-kind chopper modeled after the board-tracker style popularized a century ago. In a further tribute to American agriculture, the bike itself is powered with E-85 fuel. The iconic representation of the brand’s 100th anniversary was unveiled at the 2011 Farm Progress Show and showcased on American Chopper: Senior vs Junior on the Discovery Channel. Now, DEKALB is auctioning the chopper off, with all of the proceeds benefitting the American Red Cross. The auction is open until April 1st. As of right now the bidding has gone from $150 posted back on January 20th to $57,300 as of today. I was hoping I could count on one of our readers or subscribers to post the winning bid. If you happen to be the lucky winner, please let me know so I can run a featured story about another US producer donating to such a worthwhile cause as the American Red Cross. It's been a tough year, as rural America has been hit hard with numerous natural disasters like tornadoes and floods. That’s why I think it's nice to see DeKalb team up with the American Red Cross in order to help provide support for those in need. Even if you are not able to actually bid on the chopper, all purchases and proceeds of DEKALB and Paul Jr memorabilia from the campaign will be benefiting the American Red Cross as well. Bid On The DeKalb Chopper Today
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