Sales of FFA-licensed products support agricultural education.

Preformed Line Products (PLP) has announced the national launch of its Ranchmate™ FFA-licensed work gloves, the newest addition to the company’s line of innovative wire fencing products and accessories.


Under agreement with The National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America), the four styles of gloves each feature the FFA-licensed motto or logo. Every sale of the gloves will support the FFA, a national agricultural educational organization for youth.

The Ranchmate work gloves are designed to offer superior hand protection for farming, ranching, fencing, gardening and other tasks. The gloves are manufactured in the USA of full grain cowhide, and are form fitting and water-resistant.

"As innovators in fencing and true advocates for American agriculture, we feel it is fitting that we can offer a quality product that supports future farmers and ranchers," said Ryan Ruhlman, manager of new business development and marketing communications for PLP.  "We believe that farmers, ranchers, gardeners and do-it-yourselfers everywhere will love these gloves, and we are proud to pay it forward to the FFA. We believe that agricultural education ultimately benefits all of our communities."

All four Ranchmate FFA-licensed glove styles feature two-ply grain cowhide for extra forefinger, thumb and palm support, with a flexible protective knuckle strap that bears the FFA® motto, "Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve." The cuffed styles also feature the FFA logo.

The standard glove style provides hand protection for gardening and smaller projects, while the cuffed gloves protect hands and forearms during heavier tasks such as rose gardening and working with sharp wires. Cuff lengths range from two to ten inches and the form-fitting gloves are designed to comfortably "fit most."

Ranchmate FFA-licensed gloves are available at farm and hardware stores nationwide and online at