Yamaha-Logo-10-27-11KENNESAW, Ga. – August 1, 2016 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces its annual scholarship winners for National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) students at the 2016 Ag Media Summit (AMS) in St. Louis. The first, second and third place chapter winners are, the University of Florida, Utah State University and Oklahoma State University, respectively. The Yamaha-ACT scholarships totaled $4,500 in funds to help students attend Ag Media Summit, the largest gathering of agricultural media professionals in the country and a primary career networking and professional development opportunity for ACT members.

While spreading the message of safe, responsible use of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles on farms, ranches and more, the Yamaha-ACT scholarship program has awarded more than $35,000 to students in its eight years of supporting ACT’s mission of fostering the professional development of agricultural communication students. AMS is one of two yearly meetings for ACT chapters and serves as students’ primary career-networking event.

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Editor’s Note: Don Amador of the BlueRibbon Coalition sent out a note regarding the California Parks and Recreation department holding an open house and the opportunity for OHV enthusiasts to voice their opinions. See the details below.

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has announced a public invitation to attend an open house to learn about the effort to review DPR’s organization structure.

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– The popular UTV Invasion Powered by Boondocker event, held annually in St Anthony Idaho will take place September 1st – 5th at the popular St Anthony Sand Dunes.  Idaho Dunes RV resort will serve as the host location featuring a concert stage, vendor row as well as onsite camping and amenities.

4-Wheel-Parts-logo-6-16-15Compton, California – 4 Wheel Parts has announced its entrance into the immensely popular and growing UTV aftermarket. In launching its foray into the emerging UTV marketplace, 4 Wheel Parts has formed a multi-tiered alliance with the influential digital portal, UTVUnderground that will include content creation, marketing collaboration and the launch of the “UTVUnderground Garage” which will provide a vital retail resource to the UTV enthusiast.

“We’re enthusiasts ourselves and we have seen firsthand the explosion of excitement surrounding the UTV market,” said Rich Botello, 4 Wheel Parts COO. “UTVUnderground is the leading destination for UTV reviews, news, information and unique content. We are excited about this multifaceted collaboration as it will provide us with an authentic platform in which to connect with the UTV enthusiast.”

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– Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) is issuing a stop-ride/stop-sale advisory, pending a formal recall, for MY2016 RZR Turbo off-road vehicles, due to a potential fire hazard.

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Polaris RANGER is the industry’s No.1-selling utility vehicle (UTV) lineup, offering the hardest working and smoothest riding family of vehicles for hunting, farming, trails and mud. The Model Year 2017 lineup continues to offer more innovation with new features and models across every price point and consumer application.
Full-Size & CREW Models

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The Polaris GENERAL set a new standard in off-road comfort and refinement – built to work hard and play harder – when it was introduced this past November. With class-leading features needed to tackle the trails and a work ethic to handle tough jobs, the Polaris GENERAL has become one of the hottest side-by-side offerings on the market.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding an open house meeting regarding Minnesota’s Kabetogama State Forest area. See more information below.

Anyone interested in trail use and motorized recreation in Kabetogama State Forest in St. Louis County is encouraged to attend an open house Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 5;00 to 8:00 p.m., at the American Legion, 4543 U.S. Highway 53 in Orr, the Department of Natural Resources said.

The open house will provide an opportunity to submit comments and suggestions about trail use at Kabetogama State Forest. DNR staff will be available to answer questions and provide maps of existing trails.

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MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public August 14-21, 2016 while the Marine Corps conducts convoy operations and resupply missions to support a large-scale exercise.

AMA-logo-230Editor’s Note: The AMA has been fighting for lowering the content of ethanol in fuel in regards to motorcycles and other powersports vehicles. See their recent press release on the subject below.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it should stop increasing the amount of required ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply and, instead, lower the Renewable Volume Obligations for 2017.

The comments submitted to the EPA were accompanied by the signatures of 18,162 motorcyclists, all-terrain-vehicle owners and others who are concerned that increased amounts of ethanol in their fuel could void warranties, damage engines and harm other components on their vehicles.