A rumbling ride to school
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."