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Iowa Lakes Foundation Hosts Scholarship Tractor Ride and Farm Expo

By Staff | Jun 30, 2016

The uniform for the day is bib overalls and a seed corn cap for the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Tractor Ride. The 2016 Tractor Ride takes place on Thursday, July 7.

Coffee and rolls provided prior to the ride prepare participants for a scenic tour of Palo Alto County. The Tractor Ride starts at 9 a.m.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Iowa Lakes Community College Farm west of Emmetsburg on Highway 18. Cost is $30 per person and includes hat, lunch and a donation to the scholarship.

Businesses or individuals wishing to sponsor or donate items for door prizes for the event may contact Julie Bird, Event Specialist, at 800-242-5106 ext. 4425 or jbird@iowalakes.edu or by visiting the Iowa Lakes website, www.iowalakes.edu /events.

The Farm Expo, at the College Farm Laboratory, will begin at 4:30 p.m. Students will be giving tours and our guest speaker, Bryan Waddingham, Executive Director, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers will speak around 5:30 p.m.

Sponsors to date include: Ag Partners, LLC., ASGROW Dealers, Avera Holy Name, BTC Capital Management, Deitering Bros., Inc., Dyno Oil Company and Dyno’s C-Stores, Emmetsburg Publishing, Estherville News, Joel Horsley, HyVee Food Stores, J.B. Mertz & Son, Inc., KICD AM 1240/CD 107.7/More 104.9, KILR AM 1070/FM 95.9, KOFAB, KUOO/Q102/ Y100/Explore Okoboji, MaxYield, North Iowa F.I.R.S.T., NorthStar Bank, Northwest Bank, Pioneer/Chad Anderson, Pro Cooperative, Spencer Agronomy Services, StateLine Cooperative, Stine Seed Company, The Anderson’s, Tom Eischen Seed & Sales, Inc., Winfield, Woodford Equipment, and Wyffels HyBrids.