HARRISBURG, Ark. (KAIT) - Dozens of people came out for the Harrisburg Future Farmers of America (FFA) Alumni Antique Tractor Show to raise money for students.
On Saturday, they had music, food, a best-in-show, and ugliest tractor contest.
Agriculture teacher Levi Jones says while COVID-19 has put a damper on fundraising efforts, they are hopeful that this event will give deserving students more opportunities.
“FFA takes a lot of funding to keep it running. We take a lot of kids on trips. We do a lot of stuff. Obviously, COVID has kinda shut us down this year a little bit, but we’re taking the opportunity to fundraise and build up a little revenue,” said Jones.
Jones says that FFA is an essential part of the school curriculum.
“FFA has got a tremendous opportunity to get kids jobs, employed in a trade. Agriculture is a big industry in the state of Arkansas. Everything we do is to benefit the kids. It takes a lot of money, but it has a tremendous benefit long run,” said Jones.
The money raised will help students go to conventions and other FFA events.
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