Nevada FFA sells tractor and gates

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal
Nevada FFA sold the Ferguson TE 20 to Loren Book, a Nevada area farmer. Left to right, Hunter Anderson, Avery Mather (on tractor), Book, Connor MacVey and Chance Steffes. Not pictured are Courtney Davis, and Dana Ackerman.

Loren Book, Nevada area farmer, purchased the Nevada FFA’s Ferguson TE 20 for $1,750 on Thursday, Nov. 10. The tractor was exhibited at the 2016 Story County Fair and Iowa State Fair, and was originally donated by the late Richard Pilgrim.

In other business, seventeen cattle gates were sold to the Mather Angus Farm and Charlie Spaid family. The gates were donated to Nevada FFA on Nov. 1 by Ken and Marilyn Nelson of Nevada. Kevin Cooper, Nevada FFA advisor,, and student volunteer Tyler Hansen loaded the gates up on Saturday, Nov. 5. Cooper delivered the gates to the Mather farm on Thursday, Nov. 10. The Spaids picked up their gates on Nov. 11. Total revenue from the gates totaled $215. Nevada FFA recently transported two more pianos and received $150 each. totaling $300. “The gates might have been priced higher, but since they will be used with student projects, the price is fair,” added Cooper.