The joys, trials, and tribulations of the spring planting season are now upon us. To commemorate the busy season, the Black River FFA held their annual Tractor Drive. On March 26, eight students and one teacher drove their tractors to school to display throughout the day.
In addition, to displaying their tractors in front of the high school, the FFA members drove over to the BREC, where preK-8th grade students had the opportunity to participate in a farm safety demonstration. This year’s demonstration topic was Tractor Pulling. The FFA students discussed the safety, rules, benefits and joys to the sport. After the demonstrations, the students had a chance to walk around, climb up in and ask plenty of questions about the big tractors. This was a huge success with the younger students and the FFA members had a great time interacting with the elementary students.
The following students participated in the drive: Jared Bradford, Anthony Liberty, Becca Stroud, Colton Thompson, Ella Yoder, Shacoy Steele, Sora Edwards, Collin Burnett, Morgan Czarny, Mitchell Young, Cole Hasewell and Eric Cordonnier. One of FFA’s biggest supporters and high school teacher, Mrs. Berry, also drove her tractor to school and participated in the drive.
Submitted by Eric Cordonnier, FFA President