The Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced it is holding its seventh annual Keep Missouri Farming Tractor Cruise on July 18.
According to a foundation news release, tractors will travel through Buchanan and Andrew counties on a 38-mile loop, beginning and ending at Ag-Power, 10031 U.S. Highway 36, near Easton.
“The Foundation Tractor Cruise is one of the best events of the year,” said Jason Kurtz, MOFB Board of Directors District 1. “With everything going on this year so far, we all need a day to get out, enjoy the sun-shine and see our friends and neighbors. This year we’ve opened the cruise up to any age tractor. Now anyone with a tractor can join us to support agriculture education and leadership opportunities.”
The tractor cruise begins at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $35 for open-station tractors and $50 for air conditioned cab tractors. The registration fee includes a Missouri Farm Bureau gift, an event photo, lunch and snacks, the release noted.
All tractors are welcome, with one exception: due to Missouri Highway Patrol regulations, tractors with duals are not permitted. The cruise will again include a poker run for participants. Spectators can view the tractors up close at the lunch stop at the Helena Lions Club. A pork lunch will be available to non-participants for $8 for adults and $4 for children.
Registration information, sponsorship information, and official rules are available at mofb.org/events.