Friday, Sullivan FFA members, and their tractors, will be cruising around the square—a tradition that began in the 1960s.
The tractor drive is a part of the chapter’s celebration of National FFA Week, February 16 through 23.
Several Sullivan FFA members will drive their tractors to school Friday, and at approximately 2:15 p.m., these students will leave Sullivan High School and parade down Section Street and around the square.
This 50-plus year tradition is a community favorite, with people lining the streets around the square to watch the FFA members promote production agriculture and its importance in the community.
“It’s one of the activities that the students and community look forward to every year,” said Sullivan FFA Advisor Jeff Miller. “There are only a few of these left in the state.”
The Sullivan FFA chapter is ranked among the top 10 in the state, and provides members with opportunities to develop valuable career and leadership skills.
Senior Brooke Lueking, Sullivan FFA Chapter President and District VII Vice President explained, “FFA provides students with so many wonderful opportunities to grow as leaders, learn information applicable to their future careers, and to make an impact in their school and community.”