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

DES MOINES, IA (09/07/2022) (readMedia)-- Restored tractors and metal working topped off the Ag Mechanics competition judged at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

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

Class Champions Below:

Restored Tractor 1958 & Prior: Nathan Kroeger; Carroll Area FFA, Carroll

Restored Tractor 1959 & Later: Lane Orr; Central Community FFA, Elkader

Restored Tractor by First Year Exhibitor: Spencer Paysen; DeWitt Central FFA, DeWitt

Restored Tractor (Group): Pella Christian FFA; Pella

Metal Working (Small): Caden Vangenderen; Agri-Power FFA, Eddyville

Metal Working (Medium): Caden Vangenderen; Agri-Power FFA, Eddyville

Metal Working (Large): Tanner Njus, New Hampton FFA, New Hampton

Restored Farm Equipment: Max Bedwell; I-35 FFA, Truro

Woodworking (Indoor): Zane Pope; Williamsburg FFA, Williamsburg

Woodworking (Outdoor): Kyra Wolterman, Carroll Area FFA, Carroll

Computer Designed: Tyler Zuercher; MFL-Mar-Mac, Monona

Top Chapter Award:

1) East Mills FFA, Malvern

2) Carroll Area FFA, Carroll

3) Nevada FFA, Nevada

4) Pella FFA, Pella

5) New Hampton FFA, New Hampton

6) Central Community FFA, Elkader

7) MFL-Mar-Mac FFA, Monona

8) I-35 FFA, Truro

9) Iowa River FFA, Garner

10) Agri-Power FFA, Eddyville


The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Find Your Fun at the Iowa State Fair, August 11-21, 2022. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.