By Jean-Paul MacDonald, Farms.com; Image via www.twitter.com
In a delightful tradition marking Future Farmers of America Week, students in Lawrence County, Ohio, celebrated the end of the 2022-2023 school year with the annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day. On May 11th, the students at Symmes Valley High School rolled up to campus in style, showcasing a variety of tractors, from Massey Fergusons to John Deeres, and even riding mowers.
Driving tractors came naturally to the students, with some claiming it to be as easy as driving a car. The event brought a sense of camaraderie and excitement as they enjoyed the experience with their friends. Freshman Connor Cade expressed his enthusiasm, highlighting the fun of farming and the joy of being able to share the moment with his peers. Junior Jacob Cade echoed the sentiment, emphasizing the longstanding tradition that spans generations in his family.
Drive Your Tractor to School Day not only provided an entertaining diversion but also served as a way for students to show support for local farmers. By participating in this event, they demonstrated their connection to the farming community and celebrated the important role of agriculture in their lives.
The event captured the spirit of Future Farmers of America Week, fostering a sense of pride and appreciation for farming traditions. Driving their tractors to school allowed the students to pay homage to their agricultural heritage while creating lasting memories among friends and classmates.
The annual tractor parade at Symmes Valley High School serves as a testament to the students' dedication to farming and their commitment to honoring the rich farming legacy in Lawrence County.