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A rumbling ride to school

Eleven tractors, some displaying flags or banners, could be seen at the Osakis High School parking lot Friday. FFA students drove them to school to show their pride in FFA and agriculture. (Emily Myrin / Osakis Review)

Tractors rumbled into the Osakis Public Schools' parking lot Friday morning.

It was all for a good reason. Osakis FFA students were behind the steering wheels for "Drive Your Tractor to School Day."

The activity has grown into an annual tradition at many schools across the country. It's typically held during National FFA Week in February but Mother Nature didn't cooperate this year and in the words of Osakis FFA advisor and agriculture teacher, Rachel Moe, "Who wants to drive a tractor in February?"

So the Osakis FFA students held off driving their tractors to school until Friday. Eleven students participated, Moe said.

"I think that's what our kids in FFF enjoy doing — driving tractor," she said. "It was a way they could show they take pride in FFA and show the school that it was their turn to shine."

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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