They think my tractor’s sexy


Smithton FFA members drive tractors to school as part of FFA Week

Garrett Dowdy parks a 4430 John Deere tractor in the west parking lot at Smithton High School Tuesday morning. Dowdy, a senior and the president of Smithton’s FFA Chapter, drove the tractor that belongs to his boss, Jared Williams, to school as part of the chapter’s FFA Week activities. Last year Dowdy drove his 4230 John Deere but decided to go with something different this year and borrowed the tractor. Dowdy said he drove the tractor to school because he wanted to help promote FFA and encourage the underclassmen to join the organization.


Gannon Sawford pulls into a parking lot early Tuesday morning at Smithton School while driving a 5488 International Harvester tractor. Sawford, a senior at Smithton, said he had driven the tractor to school for the last four years on Muddy Truck and Tractor Day. When asked what was so special about the tractor, Sawford stated matter of factly, “It’s red.” FFA members at the school will participate in week-long events to recognize FFA Week.


Smithton FFA adviser Matt Bax looks into the cab of Gannon Sawford’s 5488 International Harvester Tractor Tuesday morning. Muddy Truck and Tractor day gives the school’s FFA members the opportunity to do something fun and different while promoting agriculture and area farmers. “Many of these kids operate this type of equipment on a daily basis,” Bax said. “And the younger students like to see them drive up on the tractors.”


Dale Wood steps out of his pick-up Tuesday morning on Muddy Truck and Tractor Day at Smithton High School. Wood said this was the first year he had participated in the event but said he had fun getting his truck muddy on his family’s farm. Wood added the recent winter weather helped put a good layer of salt and dirt on his truck as well.


Although not discussing if they had been farming long, Evan Breheim, left, and Gannon Sawford did spend some time talking about Sawford’s tires on his 5488 International Harvester Tractor before school Tuesday morning. Sawford drove the tractor to school as part of FFA Week. Breheim and Sawford are both seniors at the school and officers in the Smithton FFA Chapter. Breheim serves as the sentinel and Sawford is the reporter for the group.


Smithton FFA members drive tractors to school as part of FFA Week

Garrett Dowdy parks a 4430 John Deere tractor in the west parking lot at Smithton High School Tuesday morning. Dowdy, a senior and the president of Smithton’s FFA Chapter, drove the tractor that belongs to his boss, Jared Williams, to school as part of the chapter’s FFA Week activities. Last year Dowdy drove his 4230 John Deere but decided to go with something different this year and borrowed the tractor. Dowdy said he drove the tractor to school because he wanted to help promote FFA and encourage the underclassmen to join the organization.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd022416tractor-day1.jpgGarrett Dowdy parks a 4430 John Deere tractor in the west parking lot at Smithton High School Tuesday morning. Dowdy, a senior and the president of Smithton’s FFA Chapter, drove the tractor that belongs to his boss, Jared Williams, to school as part of the chapter’s FFA Week activities. Last year Dowdy drove his 4230 John Deere but decided to go with something different this year and borrowed the tractor. Dowdy said he drove the tractor to school because he wanted to help promote FFA and encourage the underclassmen to join the organization.

Gannon Sawford pulls into a parking lot early Tuesday morning at Smithton School while driving a 5488 International Harvester tractor. Sawford, a senior at Smithton, said he had driven the tractor to school for the last four years on Muddy Truck and Tractor Day. When asked what was so special about the tractor, Sawford stated matter of factly, “It’s red.” FFA members at the school will participate in week-long events to recognize FFA Week.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd022416tractorday2.jpgGannon Sawford pulls into a parking lot early Tuesday morning at Smithton School while driving a 5488 International Harvester tractor. Sawford, a senior at Smithton, said he had driven the tractor to school for the last four years on Muddy Truck and Tractor Day. When asked what was so special about the tractor, Sawford stated matter of factly, “It’s red.” FFA members at the school will participate in week-long events to recognize FFA Week.

Smithton FFA adviser Matt Bax looks into the cab of Gannon Sawford’s 5488 International Harvester Tractor Tuesday morning. Muddy Truck and Tractor day gives the school’s FFA members the opportunity to do something fun and different while promoting agriculture and area farmers. “Many of these kids operate this type of equipment on a daily basis,” Bax said. “And the younger students like to see them drive up on the tractors.”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd022416tractorday3.jpgSmithton FFA adviser Matt Bax looks into the cab of Gannon Sawford’s 5488 International Harvester Tractor Tuesday morning. Muddy Truck and Tractor day gives the school’s FFA members the opportunity to do something fun and different while promoting agriculture and area farmers. “Many of these kids operate this type of equipment on a daily basis,” Bax said. “And the younger students like to see them drive up on the tractors.”

Dale Wood steps out of his pick-up Tuesday morning on Muddy Truck and Tractor Day at Smithton High School. Wood said this was the first year he had participated in the event but said he had fun getting his truck muddy on his family’s farm. Wood added the recent winter weather helped put a good layer of salt and dirt on his truck as well.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd022416tractorday4.jpgDale Wood steps out of his pick-up Tuesday morning on Muddy Truck and Tractor Day at Smithton High School. Wood said this was the first year he had participated in the event but said he had fun getting his truck muddy on his family’s farm. Wood added the recent winter weather helped put a good layer of salt and dirt on his truck as well.

Although not discussing if they had been farming long, Evan Breheim, left, and Gannon Sawford did spend some time talking about Sawford’s tires on his 5488 International Harvester Tractor before school Tuesday morning. Sawford drove the tractor to school as part of FFA Week. Breheim and Sawford are both seniors at the school and officers in the Smithton FFA Chapter. Breheim serves as the sentinel and Sawford is the reporter for the group.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd022416tractorday5.jpgAlthough not discussing if they had been farming long, Evan Breheim, left, and Gannon Sawford did spend some time talking about Sawford’s tires on his 5488 International Harvester Tractor before school Tuesday morning. Sawford drove the tractor to school as part of FFA Week. Breheim and Sawford are both seniors at the school and officers in the Smithton FFA Chapter. Breheim serves as the sentinel and Sawford is the reporter for the group.

Garrett Dowdy parks a 4430 John Deere tractor in the west parking lot at Smithton High School Tuesday morning. Dowdy, a senior and the president of Smithton’s FFA Chapter, drove the tractor that belongs to his boss, Jared Williams, to school as part of the chapter’s FFA Week activities. Last year Dowdy drove his 4230 John Deere but decided to go with something different this year and borrowed the tractor. Dowdy said he drove the tractor to school because he wanted to help promote FFA and encourage the underclassmen to join the organization.

Gannon Sawford pulls into a parking lot early Tuesday morning at Smithton School while driving a 5488 International Harvester tractor. Sawford, a senior at Smithton, said he had driven the tractor to school for the last four years on Muddy Truck and Tractor Day. When asked what was so special about the tractor, Sawford stated matter of factly, “It’s red.” FFA members at the school will participate in week-long events to recognize FFA Week.

Smithton FFA adviser Matt Bax looks into the cab of Gannon Sawford’s 5488 International Harvester Tractor Tuesday morning. Muddy Truck and Tractor day gives the school’s FFA members the opportunity to do something fun and different while promoting agriculture and area farmers. “Many of these kids operate this type of equipment on a daily basis,” Bax said. “And the younger students like to see them drive up on the tractors.”

Dale Wood steps out of his pick-up Tuesday morning on Muddy Truck and Tractor Day at Smithton High School. Wood said this was the first year he had participated in the event but said he had fun getting his truck muddy on his family’s farm. Wood added the recent winter weather helped put a good layer of salt and dirt on his truck as well.

Although not discussing if they had been farming long, Evan Breheim, left, and Gannon Sawford did spend some time talking about Sawford’s tires on his 5488 International Harvester Tractor before school Tuesday morning. Sawford drove the tractor to school as part of FFA Week. Breheim and Sawford are both seniors at the school and officers in the Smithton FFA Chapter. Breheim serves as the sentinel and Sawford is the reporter for the group.

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