Tractor Supply is recognizing Silverton student Jennifer Miller for her exceptional community contributions through its second annual
“Great Neighbor” Essay Contest at the Tri-State Expo on Saturday, Sept. 22.
The “Great Neighbor” Essay Contest encouraged youth across the country to submit a short essay detailing how a memorable 4-H or FFA experience has influenced their development as a great neighbor in their community. Tractor Supply received hundreds of entries, and Jennifer was selected as a winner. She will be recognized during a special ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Tractor Supply booth inside the Tri-State Expo
Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour Stopping in Amarillo
4-H and FFA youth to be recognized at ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 22
Amarillo, Texas (Sept. 11, 2018) — Fair season is back and Tractor Supply Company’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is making its way to the Tri-State Expo. From Wednesday, Sept. 19 to Saturday, Sept. 22, fairgoers will have the opportunity to visit the 2,000 sq. ft. experience and join Tractor Supply in recognizing Amarillo-area 4-H and FFA youth who are making a difference in their communities.
Now in its fourth year, the “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is embarking on an 11,000-mile cross-country journey to state and county fairs, making 24 stops in 14 states over six months.
In addition to family-friendly activities and opportunities to win prizes, the “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour will celebrate more than 100 4-H and FFA youth through Tractor Supply’s second annual “Great Neighbor” Essay Contest. This year’s competition encouraged youth to submit a short essay detailing how a memorable 4-H or FFA experience has influenced their development as a great neighbor in their community.
Local winners will be honored during a special ceremony at the Tractor Supply booth at the Tri-State Expo on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. In addition to a commemorative plaque, winners will walk away with a special Tractor Supply gift pack.
The students being acknowledged are Jennifer Miller of Silverton and Avonley Powers of Dalhart.
“Fairs have a longstanding tradition of bringing people of all ages together to celebrate the local community and the key role that agriculture plays within it,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company. “The ‘Follow Us to the Fair’ Tourseeks to preserve this tradition while adding family fun to the experience. The ‘Great Neighbor’ Essay Contest also lets us recognize the incredible work 4-H and FFA youth are doing in their communities.”
In addition to the ceremony on Sept. 22, the traveling exhibit will give fairgoers the opportunity to experience the excitement of “Life Out Here” through a variety of entertainment options, including music, interactive games and ways to win prizes. Attendees will have the chance to test their abilities on a strength game, have their free photo taken on a bucking bull, race to “feed the animals” in a bean bag toss, take home huge prizes and participate in fun, educational activities.
To view the complete list of state and county fair stops and corresponding dates, please visit TractorSupply.com/FairTour. To stay up to date on the “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour, follow Tractor Supply Company on Facebook.
About Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO) is in its 80th year of operation and, since being founded in 1938, has grown to become the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. With more than 28,000 team members, over 1,725 stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website, Tractor Supply is passionate about serving its unique niche, as a one-stop shop for recreational farmers, ranchers and all those who enjoy living the rural lifestyle. Tractor Supply offers an extensive mix of products necessary to care for home, land, pets and animals with a focus on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service that addresses the needs of the Out Here lifestyle. The Company leverages its physical store assets with digital capabilities to offer customers the convenience of purchasing products they need anytime, anywhere and any way they choose at the everyday prices they deserve. At June 30, 2018, the Company operated 1,725 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.tractorsupply.com.
Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services. At June 30, 2018, the Company operated 174 Petsense stores in 27 states. For more information on Petsense, visit www.petsense.com.