Today we held our regional FFA Ag. Mechanics and Farm Management contests. Our kids got first place in both! Seven years straight for the Ag. Mechanics team. They all worked so hard preparing for today.
A little background...
The Farm Management contest consists of a multiple choice test and a farm problem where students analyze a farm's financial situation, calculate efficiencies, provide marketing strategies, analyze tax situations, and evaluate the financial capacity for growth or reduction just to name a bit of it. The multiple choice portion asks questions ranging from marketing to business structure and everything in between. My 2 top kids were disappointed that they didn't get all the points on the multiple choice (98/100). Nobody has ever scored that high on that portion and actually, after looking at the question they got wrong, the key was wrong - they should have had 100. Can't be picky though
The ag. mechanics contest was based this year on a written test, skill performance, and problem solving in the areas of small engines, round balers, tractors, arc welding, residential electrical, soil and water conservation, and construction.
We had individuals placing 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 8th in the Farm Management contest and 1st and 5th in the Ag. Mechanics. Our region consists of around 26 FFA chapters with around a dozen competing in each of these contests today.
I'm just a little proud of them. Now on to state at the end of April!