As National FFA Week is in full swing, many in the agriculture industry are taking advantage of supporting their community this week. Many FFA Chapters are hosting food drives, showing their appreciation for their community, and interacting with the rest of the student body. There are many ways the chapters show their pride for the blue and gold, most notably is the “drive your tractor to school day.”
This tradition celebrates the hard work and dedication of every member and is a fun way to highlight FFA. It is an opportunity for students to drive their tractor to school and show their support for FFA. This year, more than just high school students are partaking in this event. Missouri Governor Mike Parson drove his tractor to the capital this week in support of FFA and to celebrate National FFA Week.
On his Facebook post, Governor Mike Parson said, “Many Missouri students participate in “drive your tractor to school day,” and in honor of National FFA Week I decided I’d drive my tractor to work. Missouri has more than 25,000 members in the Missouri FFA Association, and it was my honor to proclaim FFA Week in Missouri! Whether it’s driving a tractor to work this morning or fighting for more STEM programs, I want to ensure the next generation of agriculture thrives.”
The people of Missouri are thrilled their governor is standing up for FFA and agriculture.
- “Way to go Governor Parson. It is great to show your support of FFA.”
- “A farmer for governor is a great thing!”
- “Oh, Governor Parson, this is awesome! So happy to have a Governor who not only appreciates Missouri’s rural roots, but lives it!”
- “Yay! Thank you Gov Parson for your support of Missouri FFA and your outstanding leadership for our state!”
Governor Mike Parson is a third-generation farmer who runs a cow-calf operation. We love seeing the support of agriculture and FFA across the country this week.