Medina teacher wins new pedal tractor for best Instagram photo

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 November 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Todd Eick, Medina’s agriculture teacher and FFA advisor, sits on a new pedal tractor he won from Case International in a contest of best Instagram photos using a key chain with a tiny tractor.

Eick is pictured with students, from left: Raymond Beneway, Mitchell Wienke, Alden Cayea and David Ayhart. They are in the ag production class taught by Eick.

Eick led a group of Medina students to the FFA National Convention in Lousiville last month. Case International gave away key chains with tractors and encouraged people to take photos of the key chains and post to Case International Instagram account.

Eick used coffee grounds to create a scene where it looks like the tractor is plowing a field. The photo won first place in the national contest.

The pedal tractor arrived on Nov. 11 and Eick and some of his students assembled it. He will decorate the new tractor in lights and ride it in Saturday’s Parade of Lights in Medina beginning at 6 p.m.