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Farmageddon May Get Hillbilly Boost E-mail
Written by Big Head   
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 12:45


I have my doubts this is legit, but in the Arrowhead match-up of K-State and Iowa State this weekend, aptly titled 'Farmageddon', there may be a few more fans in the crowd for...wait for it...a tractor pull at half-time.

MANHATTAN -- In an earnest attempt to increase attendance at Arrowhead Stadium this week, the Kansas Board of Regents have agreed in principle with Iowa State Administration and Athletic director Jamie Pollard to host an exhibition during halftime of the 2009 football game with a quarter scale tractor pull at Arrowhead Stadium.

"We feel this contest will energize and epitomize both schools' fanbase in a very important market," Currie said. "Our new administration is working to rebuild the confidence of our alums and constituents. This will bring national attention to our agricultural schools including repairing a relationship with FFA (Future Farmers of America) that has been neglected by former administration."

Currie emphasized that this is not a reflection of either football teams performance, rather an "outstanding opportunity to showcase both institutions ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers) quarter scale tractor design competition top 5 national teams."

The annual ASABE Quarter Scale Tractor Contest draws national attention and prepares students for professional jobs in Agricultural Engineering. Case, Inc C.E.O. Paul Rumbley relays the importance of the competition, "IT'S AN EXCELLENT WAY for students to prepare for and gain exposure to what they are going to be facing when they get out into the professional world—technical capabilities, problem solving, team player environment, project management and communication skills.

"This will allow the students in these organization an exhibition prior to the competition held in Peoria on June 3rd-6th 2010. We feel this will be an exciting opportunity for our fans, the students, and alumni of the great universities of Iowa State and Kansas State."

Some message board had time on their hands, but there's no way I couldn't see this going down.



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Maybe Mizzou should send................
written by nwtiger1, September 30, 2009
our chapter of ASABE to Arrowhead to learn a little bit. Contrary to your headline, the fact that Mizzou has an ag school too is a good thing. Only crap schools like ku, cu, ou and Iowa neglect their state's primary industry.

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