Purdy FFA hosts tractor pull

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
One of many participants in the 12th Annual Purdy FFA and Alumni Truck and Tractor Pulls is shown powering up for a big effort. Contributed photo

12th annual event brings power, grit into competition

The Purdy FFA Chapter hosted the 12th annual FFA and Alumni Truck and Tractor Pull on Saturday, Aug. 25, on Eagle Logistics grounds, south of Purdy.

FFA members partnered with FFA Alumni members in organizing the event, parking cars and hosting the concessions stand. All proceeds from the pulls benefit the Purdy FFA and Alumni and their programs.

People from all over Southwest Missouri attended or participated in the pulls, which consisted of 24 classes including stock tractors, diesel pickups, and open trucks and tractors.

“We had a great turnout, great food, and even better people to spend it with,” said Kinsley Mattingly, Purdy FFA secretary.

Sponsors included MG Herefords, Grissom Farms, Circle Dot Farms, Joplin Regional Stockyards, Monett Rental, Schallert Brothers Seed, Weiser Tent, Tyson Foods, and Mike Bennett for providing the track.