Fair season is back, and Tractor Supply Company’s “Follow Us to the Fair” tour made its way to the Minnesota State Fair from Aug. 23-26.

During the visit Tractor Supply recognized several 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 were honored during a special ceremony at the Tractor Supply booth at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 25. In addition to a commemorative plaque, essay winners walked away with a special Tractor Supply gift pack.

Among the students acknowledged was Kaitlyn Lorang of Morton.

“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’ tour seeks 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.”

Learn more at TractorSupply.com.