This morning, a group of seniors from Hopkinsville High School had the unique opportunity to visit H&R Agri-Power, a prominent agricultural equipment and service provider in the area. The students were welcomed by CEO Wayne Hunt, who shared the company’s history, founded in 1968 and still based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The company has since expanded to 20 locations across six states and is now worth over $600 million.
Mr. Hunt then led the students on a tour of the facility, where they were introduced to the company’s state-of-the-art equipment, including tractors, combines, and other farm machinery. The staff explained the products and how they are used and sold. The students were also shown the company’s service shop, where agricultural vehicles are repaired.
As the tour continued, Mr. Hunt shared his own story of growing up on a farm and his journey to becoming the CEO of H&R Agri-Power. He emphasized the importance of hard work, perseverance, and a strong sense of purpose in achieving success in the industry. The students were inspired by his words and left with a newfound appreciation for the dedication and diligence necessary to attain success.
The visit concluded with the students being given gift bags filled with H&R merchandise, which they thoroughly enjoyed. The experience proved valuable for the senior class of Hopkinsville High School, providing them with a glimpse into the agricultural industry and the positive impact a successful business can have on the community. They departed with a renewed sense of motivation for their future endeavors.
*Special thanks to Senior Trinity Witt for their assistance in writing this article.