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Tractor parade features iconic 1940 John Deere tractor

Friday, April 20, 2012

Cold weather in Randolph, Minnesota, did not prevent local residents from turning out for the town's annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) tractor parade.
Cold weather in Randolph, Minnesota, did not prevent local residents from turning out for the town's annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) tractor parade.

Cold weather in Randolph, Minnesota, did not prevent local residents from turning out for the town's annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) tractor parade, Agri News reported.

According to the news outlet, though the cold weather was felt by all who were present, the sun was out and provided attendees with enough light to see the array of used farm equipment.  Organized as a kickoff to spring work and to show support for the Randolph FFA, the parade this year coincided with the earliest planting date for corn.

There were 107 tractors in the parade this year, and the oldest model was a 1940 John Deere B. A newer version from John Deere was also seen at the grounds, as a brand new yellow and green machine made its way through the line of antique farm equipment.

The Randolph FFA has hosted a number of events to generate interest in agriculture and to raise money for the local chapter. According to the Randolph Public, the chapter travelled to the National FFA Convention in November, 2011, to take part in the gathering of young farmers.

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