Yellow, orange, red, blue and green, all makes and models of tractors will hit rural roads in northwest Missouri on July 16, 2016, during the Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s third annual Keep Missouri Farming Tractor Cruise.
The model year 1972 and older tractors are welcome on the 38-mile scenic journey, starting and ending at the Roberts Ag Service in Dearborn, Mo., and traveling through Buchanan and Platte counties.
“We’re thrilled to be doing this event for the third year in a row,” said Vernon Hart, MFB Board of Directors District 1. “In addition to having a great rider turnout this year, we’re hoping to have folks come out along the route and see these historic tractors.”
The tractor cruise begins at 10 a.m. The tractor entry fee is $35 if registration is received on or before July 8. It includes lunch for participants, a Farm Bureau gift, an event photo, and snacks. If registering the day of the event, the fee increases to $45.
Spectators along the tractor cruise route enjoy the event for free, of course. They can also view the tractors up close at the stop for lunch in DeKalb, Mo., on the DeKalb Town Square. Lunch prices for non-participants are $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12.
Tractor cruise proceeds go to support various Foundation opportunities for Missouri farmers. The Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture was established in 1996 to provide a dedicated funding source for a variety of agricultural education and leadership programs.
Registration information, sponsorship information, official rules and a route map can be found HERE.