Florida Farmers Heed the Call to Help Nebraska

In recent weeks, Nebraska was devastated by flooding, with thousands of acres of farmland under water. Florida farmers know what kind of damage Mother Nature can bring, so Sarasota, Fla. cattleman, Chris Egolf, and some friends decided to help.

“We knew we needed to get the donated supplies to Nebraska,” Egolf says. “As fellow ranchers, farmers and Americans, we wanted to help as much as we could.” Donations consisted of 48 round bales of hay, 8,500 pounds of cattle cubes and feed, 200 fence posts, and 18 rolls of barbed wire and electric fence supplies.

The group loaded up one tractor-trailer, a gooseneck trailer, and another flatbed trailer and headed out from Sarasota to Elkhorn, Neb., a 3200-mile, 52-hour round trip. “We went straight up and back to be at work Monday morning,” Egolf says.

Egolf decided to have some banners made in support of “Nebraska Strong” and to decorate the trailers for the long drive. Bryce Montisano, a team leader at LexJet, heard about the supply run and donated some banners printed on LexJet TOUGHcoat ThriftyBanner.

“The banners were seen from Florida to Nebraska, and we had several people honking horns as a show of support. Someone even left a donation on our windshield,” Egolf says. “In fact, one of the drop locations loved the banners so much they kept one to display. The rest of them made the trip back to Florida.”

Thanks to all those who donated and participated in the 2019 Nebraska supply run. If you’d like to learn more about the durability of ThriftyBanner, give us a call at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.