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Texas tractor event sparks the interest of local youth

Posted by Green Fun Store on 4/11/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Green John Deere caps were the most common items of clothing at the North Texas Fairgrounds on April 2nd, the day of the Denton County Livestock Association Youth Fair and Rodeo. With a wide variety of farm games, the event attracted youth from all over the region.

Middle school students were engaged in a tractor driving competition, steering the farm equipment through an obstacle course. According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, the entry fee was $15, and the three finalists split the pot at the end of the day.

"Normally [the tractor driving competition] runs about an hour or an hour and a half," Association President Suzanne Fulton told the news source. "This year it's beyond that because it drew more participants."

The children were extremely enthusiastic about the fair, which also included livestock showcases, a public speaking competition, a silent auction and buyer's barbecue, home economics seminars and environmental science contests. Of course, the main event was the rodeo and the announcement of rodeo queen and princess.

Large scale community attractions like this will ensure the future of farming, encouraging the next generation to uphold the roots of local tradition - while still providing the adults with ample entertainment.