The •DARN•® brand was built on supporting the agricultural community and the youth. It was founded by Dawn And Richard Neale (DARN) who both are huge advocates of 4-H and FFA programs. Together, Give a •DARN•, •DARN• apparel and •DARN• Plant Co., make it possible to donate, get involved and help support this mission.
When you see the word Agri”culture” (like this) it is a reminder of the culture that so many have gotten away from. It’s the knowledge of the land, experiences, beliefs, values, attitudes, work ethic, and integrity of the American farmer that a lot of people have lost sight of.
The •DARN• brand is not only for the people involved in agri”culture” but the people who are NOT. The average person these days are so far removed from the culture and the importance of it, we decided it was time to put it in the •DARN• spotlight. It’s a universal brand that is represented by by many different people across the US and into Canada. There isn’t one person out there who shouldn’t be grateful for the farmers, ranchers and the agriculture industry.
Grab a shirt, hat, sticker, etc…Show you Give a •DARN• and join the •DARN• mission…educate the world and support the agricultural industry. Besides, everyone needs a •DARN• shirt or hat!
How to join the ·DARN·® mission:
1. Follow us on social media 2. Get your •DARN• apparel 3. Tell your •DARN• friends
4. Attend a •DARN• event
How the whole DARN thing started
Give a •DARN• started when Rick and Dawn first met in 2012. He was a feed store manager and she had a marketing company in one of the offices in his store. He asked Dawn one day if she would go with him to take some farm animals to his sons (their son now ♥ ) preschool for an Ag Day celebration. Rick is completely country from his tight wranglers to his cowboy boots, his heart, and his accent. Dawn was a devoted city girl. She loves her high heels, business suits, and car but at the same time, she does love animals and since she was little she had an obsession with cows. She said yes without hesitation and they loaded up a miniature horse, a young lady brought her show bull, and thanks to a local FFA teacher we had ducks, rabbits, and chickens. It was a hit and all the kids loved the animals and learning about them and the food/benefits they provide. The look on the kid’s faces was priceless. The smiles and the laughter just warmed their hearts. After that, they kept getting phone calls (referrals) asking if they could come to their school or place of business and bring their traveling farm. Yes, of course, we can!
Seeing how Dawn’s background is in marketing she told Rick, “we need a name for our traveling farm”. They thought about it and Dawn said, “Our initials together is “DARN”. (Dawn Armstrong Richard Neale). They laughed and thought…DARN…really? Yup… and so that’s what they called it… Give A •DARN•! With Ricks love of agriculture and Dawns background in marketing and communications and their equal love of kids…it was a no-brainer! He continually teaches her about different aspects of agriculture which she has embraced and fallen in love with and Dawn teaches him about getting the word out and marketing, design and social media. Dawn was asked once… how can you be so passionate about farming and agriculture when you’re from Orlando. Her response to them was… “I never knew what Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes was either until my daughter was diagnosed over 4 years ago. Should I not care about that either because she didn’t have it her whole life?” She explains that you are never truly passionate about something until it has a huge impact on your life. She may not have been born in the country…but she got here as soon as she could!