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"Tractorcade" down Route 219 celebrates FFA

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FAIRLEA, W. Va (WVVA)-- Traffic on Route 219 slowed to make way for a motorcade of tractors Monday morning.

Greenbrier East's Future Farmers of America (FFA) students drove farm tractors, some owned and some donated from local companies, to school. 

The distance was nearly 4 miles.

The "tractorcade" was part of the high school's FFA Week.

Students told WVVA it's mainly about celebrating agriculture and its importance in Greenbrier County.

Dyllan Lewis, a junior at the school and FFA student, said, "This is showing that agriculture is important in Greenbrier County, and all of West Virginia."

He said the agriculture industry in West Virginia has profound effects in the region and the industry across the United States is relevant to everyone.

"We are the ones that feed America," he said.

Alexis Williams, a senior at East and FFA student, said FFA helps her explore her passion for agriculture and farming.

"I play soccer and sports and stuff but I also have a country side. I have horses. I have a farm," she said. "It's nice to show the school that other side of me."

The whole school was outside to greet the tractorcade as the drivers rolled into the front circle.

Greenbrier East's FFA is the largest chapter in the state with over 200 members, said agriculture science teacher Beth Massey.

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