FFA Ag Mechanics Competition Revs-Up Its Engine at the Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (08/23/2017) (readMedia)-- Restored tractors and metal working topped off the Ag Mechanics competition judged Friday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Entries were judged on workmanship, design, usefulness, appearance and safety.

Results below:

Restored Tractor 1958 & Prior: Paul Queck, Interstate 35- Truro

Restored Tractor 1959 & Later: Nathan Casady, West Marshall

Restored Tractor by First Year Exhibitor: Dallas Palas, Postville

Restored Tractor by Group: Garrett Schoonover, Eldridge

Metal Working (small): Luke Stortenbecker, East Mills

Metal Working (medium): Luke Stortenbecker, East Mills

Metal Working (large): Tegan Hinricks, Liberty Center

Restored Farm Equipment: Brady North, Diamond Trial- Prairie City

Garden Tractor: Caleb Christensen, Algona

Woodworking (indoor): Paige Wood, Diamond Trial- Prairie City

Woodworking (outdoor): Garrett Princehouse, Tama

Chapter Award

1) Agri- Power - Eddyville

2) Calamus- Wheatland

3) Nevada

4) North Fayette Valley

5) Panora

6) Fremont Mills

7) Audubon

8) ACGC – Adair, Casey and Guthrie Center

9) Interstate 35 – Truro

10) Diamond Trial- Prairie City


Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. "Nothing Compares" to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.