Meadow FFA Tractor Tech Team competed at the Area 2 Contest on January 15th. This contest was a state qualifying event. The team placed 4th overall in a very tight competition and was only 20 points away from moving on to state.
In this three part competition, team members appraise components and parts of tractors and agricultural implements and make recommendations for services needed and not needed, complete a written exam and finally the team of three members, working as a group, will compete in locating and correcting five deliberately placed malfunctions in diesel fueled tractors and safely navigate the repaired tractor through a driving course within the 25 minute time limit.
The components and written exam portions are done as individuals and Niko Castaneda placed 5th, Brady Parker placed 6th, and Josiah Rodriguez placed 8th. This was a really strong start for a new team and program. The team members enjoyed the learning experience and are looking forward to improving and competing next year.