Twelve Nevada FFA members competed in the FFA Ag Mechanics competition at the Iowa State Fair. The chapter earned third place overall chapter award among the forty FFA chapters participating.
Results in the restored tractor competition were as follows: Courtney Davis, purple with her Steiger four-wheel drive tractor rebuild; Kennedy Steffes’ John Deere L — blue; Austin Doty’s Ford 961 — blue; Henry Corbin — reserve champion in lawn and garden tractors, and blue on his Farmall Super C tractor competition. In the two or more competition, Hunter and Aidan Anderson earned a blue ribbon with a AC WC, Jay Calentine and Connor Hines Farmall Super C — blue award and Ryanne Barker, Emma Griffin and Grace Francis received a red ribbon on their John Deere 3010 diesel.
Chance Steffes won purple with his welding table in the medium gadget, and third place overall in the ag mech gadget show. Steffes was one of three top welders to win a Lincoln MIG welder. “This was a big year for Nevada FFA with the number of entries and quality” stated Kevin Cooper, Nevada High School FFA advisor. “Our students worked hard every day and night this past summer to get these projects done!” added Cooper.
The tractors stayed at the fair for the entire ten days, being released on the last day of the fair. “Our chapter having eight tractors in state fair competition is simply outstanding, I so admire the work ethic of our students and families!” added Cooper