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FFA alumni tractor drive set for Aug. 13

HENNEPIN — The Putnam County FFA Alumni will raise funds for the Bill Biagi Memorial FFA Alumni Scholarship with a tractor drive on Sunday, Aug. 13.

The tractor drive will be held in conjunction with the Putnam County Ag Museum on Sunday, Aug. 13. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the tractors will depart the Putnam County Ag Museum in Hennepin at 10 a.m. Participants will explore the countryside of Putnam County for the morning with a 12:30 p.m. return. Lunch will be provided for all drivers who participate in the event.

The Putnam County Ag Museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bob and Jerry Read will be giving a presentation on the history of the hardware and implement business begun by the Duke Brothers in 1880 and taken over by the Read Brothers in 1957.

All proceeds will be donated to the Bill Biagi Memorial FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund. The cost of the drive is $40 per tractor.

For more information, call Brian Biagi at 815-252-0474 or email him at chachi869@gmail.com. This event is sponsored by McNabb Grain Co.

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