Tractor Drive is a longtime standing tradition for the Black River FFA Chapter.
On September 28, 10 students and one teacher drove their tractors to school to
display throughout the day. The one requirement to participate in the drive is
that each tractor has to be a 1975 model or older.
In addition, to displaying their tractors in front of the high school, the FFA members drove over to the BREC, where the preK-8 grade had the opportunity to come out and look at and sit on the tractors. This was a huge success with the younger students, and the FFA members had a great time interacting with the elementary students and telling them all about the history of their tractor. The tractor drive was held on the same day as the annual Hog Roast; allowing the tractors to be displayed for the event. Throughout the Hog Roast, guests had the opportunity to vote on for favorite tractor.
The following students participated in the drive: Shacoy Steele, Nathan Clifford, Eric Cordonnier, Joe Mennell, Colton Thompson, Daniel Gorey, Morgan Czarny, Mitchell Young, Collin Burnett, and Jared Bradford. One of the FFA’s biggest supporters and high school teacher, Mrs. Berry, also drove her tractor to school and participated in the drive. Congratulations to Daniel Gorey who drove the oldest tractor; a 1937 AR John Deere.