The NCSPA worked with North Hills shopping center in Raleigh again this year to hold the Touch-A-Tractor event on August 1. The event, for children and their parents, provided the opportunity to learn about soybeans and farming, meet soybean farmers and sit on a tractor.
The association hosted many activities, including painting with toy tractors, a photo opportunity in a tractor cutout, corn hole, games with prizes and learning about the association and what it does. The most popular activities were the Northeast Ag Expo simulator where kids could pretend they were driving a combine and of course, sitting in a real tractor.
The weather was perfect and there were hundreds of children and parents in attendance, who hopefully came away with a better understanding of soybeans and how their food is grown, not to mention had a lot of fun.