"Agriculture on Parade"
2012 Como-Pickton FFA Tractorcade
by: Bobby McDonald
It was the one day of the year that students at Como-Pickton School are encouraged to drive a tractor to school and join the parade that is an annual salute to local agriculture. It was the 2012 Como-Pickton FFA Tractorcade, that annually encourages the community to learn about and support agriculture.
Friday morning's activities began with a breakfast in the Vocational Agriculture Shop, for FFA members and guests, and proceeded to the traditional parade around the school where students ride modern and antique tractors, as they wave at teachers and classmates!
"It was another successful Tractorcade," expressed C-P Vocational Agriculture Teacher, Michael Bowen. "We've been doing this since I was in school and is a great way to create some excitement and make everyone aware of just how important agriculture is to our community and the world. All of us eat, and if we don't continue to support agriculture, we might some day experience a food shortage. Last year's Drought of 2011 certainly left its mark on local agriculture!"
As the Como-Pickton Band played and students lined-up around the school, this year's Tractorcade made its way along the path, signifying the great impact agriculture has on Hopkins County and the entire world!
"Don't criticize agriculture with your mouth or belly full!" warned Mr. Bowen.
Enjoy these photos from Friday morning's tribute: