FFA members drive tractors to school to raise awareness

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TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – Members of Future Farmers of America are celebrating National FFA week with Drive Your Tractor to School Day.

McCutcheon High School FFA members met at Mayflower Mill Elementary before school. They formed a make-shift parade next door to the high school.

The goal is to raise agricultural awareness and to educate people about where their food is grown. FFA members want their classmates to know that a lot of hard work goes into putting food on their plates.

“I didn’t clean mine up. It’s fresh out of the field. It kind of helps them realize what these things look like [and] what kind of work they do,” said McCutcheon senior Andrew Doke.

“You don’t just see them all the time, nowadays. You’ll see a few here and there. They are big and loud [and] everybody likes things big and loud. There’s people that think tractors are cool. At least I do,” said McCutcheon junior Grant Ratcliff.

The McCutcheon FFA chapter has activities planned all week, including teaching elementary school students about farming.

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