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4-H, FFA members can enter 'Great Neighbor' Essay Contest

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5 winners will be recognized by Tractor Supply Company at 24 stops across U.S.

What does it mean to be a great neighbor? 

The Tractor Supply Company hopes to find out through its “Great Neighbor” Essay Contest. In its second year, the essay contest is an experiential component of the retailer’s Mobile Fair Tour—a 24-stop journey across the United States that will begin its route June 1 in Kentucky and conclude Nov. 10 in Nevada.

Now through 5 p.m. CDT April 29, 4-H and FFA members living near one of the fair tour’s 24 stops can enter the contest by submitting an essay in response to the following: Choose one memorable 4-H or FFA experience and explain how that experience has influenced your development as a great neighbor in your community. 

Tractor Supply will recognize five winners at each of the 24 fair stops with a special ceremony at the Mobile Fair Tour footprint. Winners will be presented with a commemorative plaque and Tractor Supply gift pack.

Eligible 4-H and FFA members should visit to submit an essay, review contest rules and regulations, and view a list of fair stops.

“Whether it’s caring for animals, growing vegetables or volunteering, fairs play an important role in providing developmental opportunities for 4-H and FFA youth,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company. “The ‘Great Neighbor’ Essay Contest is an excellent platform for these youth to share their leadership experiences, and it allows Tractor Supply to provide some well-deserved recognition for the work they do year-round to make their communities better places.” 

Last year, Tractor Supply recognized more than 90 4-H and FFA youth for their community contributions at 19 fair stops across the country. In addition to honoring contest winners, the Mobile Fair Tour features free, family-friendly activities and prizes to enhance the fair experience.

Source: Tractor Supply Company 

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