The United Soybean Board (USB) and the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) have teamed up for a tractor pull this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27 & 28, at the Jaycee’s Cole County Fairgrounds. Some of the tractors involved in the pull will be using biodiesel, as will much of the support equipment. The video below is from last year’s event in Jeff City.
Todd Gibson, the director of the USB and a soybean farmer from Western Missouri’s Carroll County, says this will be his first professional tractor pull he’s attended, and he’s satisfied to leave his own equipment back home. “I’ll let the big boys take care of it.”
The pullers, many of whom are associated with agriculture, will be available for the public to meet and talk to about the performance of soy biodiesel.
NOTE: This updated version of this story changes the part about the tractors in the competition using biodiesel. While some of the tractors MAY use biodiesel, they’re not REQUIRED to do so. Much of the support equipment will still use soybean-based biodiesel in their operations.