Lines, Tires, and Balers - Oh My! FCHS Annual Tractor Day
Compiled by Eagle Staff Writers
On March 24, the back row of Law parking lot was lined up with 20 tractors owned by members of Future Farmers of America (FFA) for all Eagles on campus to come and see.
"Tractor Day allows our FFA members to show off their tractors and expertise," Jean Capps, FFA advisor and agriculture teacher, summarised. "They used to have it in the [early] 2000s but it was only periodic then. It’s been consistent since 2008. Of course we missed out those two years with COVID but here we are back again nice and strong with 20 tractors."
For members of FFA, Tractor Day is apparently a very exciting time, even though it requires a lot of preparation.
"It was an honor to be able to bring the tractor to school because we had to get permission and it was a long process but it’s very rewarding," freshman Brylie Altice explained. "Franklin County is all about agriculture so it feels good to know people care about Tractor Day."
Teachers and their students seemed to enjoy Tractor Day and the meaning behind it just as much.
"As a Spanish teacher, we are very culturally aware in my classroom. This is part of our culture in Franklin County," Spanish teacher Laura Bird shared. "I think it’s important that our kids understand ourselves before we understand other cultures."
While many students attended Tractor Day with one or more of their classes, some were not able to attend this Franklin County traditional event. Keep driving on for a summary of all there was to see and do.