Agriculture Education - Agriculture Mechanics Division - 2018ENTRY DEADLINE IS AUGUST 15
SUPERINTENDENT: Kurt Dillon, Topeka, KS (785) 296-3956
Lowell Ely, Jerry Schmidt, Garrett
Beydler & Kent Blakeslee
FFA OFFICE: Phone - Sept. 7 - 16 (620) 669-3872
TO ENTER: Use the entry form provided by the Kansas
or Ag Ed Moodle website
All entries are subject to the Kansas State Fair General Rules in addition to any department, division or class rules listed.
Aug. 15: County Collective Exhibits
entries must be submitted on official entry forms to the Kansas FFA Advisor.
Aug. 15: Youth Agricultural Mechanics
entries and the Agriscience division entries must be submitted to the Kansas
FFA Advisor. Official entry forms may be obtained from the Kansas FFA Advisor
and the Ag Ed Moodle website. Send entries to:
Friday, September 7
Mechanics, Agriscience, Crops, Horticulture and County Collective Exhibits.
Crop and Horticulture
exhibits must be checked in by 6:00 pm.
All entries in Agricultural Mechanics must be on exhibit by 7:00 am
All entries in Agricultural Education Showcase Building must be in
by 7:00 am
8:30 am - Judging of Agricultural Mechanics, Agriscience, and County Collective
5:30 pm - Announcement of results of Agricultural Mechanics displays
following the judging of the exhibits
Sunday, September 16
6:00 pm - Agricultural Mechanics exhibits released for loading
6:00 pm - Agriscience, Plant Science, Horticulture and County Collective
Any items leaving before 6:00
pm on the last Sunday of the fair will forfeit any premiums awarded
KUHN KRAUSE INCORPORATED
CHOICE AWARD FOR INNOVATION
1st Place - $ 300.00
2nd Place - $200.00
Sponsored by: KUHN
Kuhn Krause Incorporated will vote for the most popular FFA Construction
Project and/or the FFA Tractor Repair Project. Hutchinson, KS based Kuhn
Krause Inc. is nationally known for their innovation and technology, and is a
leader in the Agricultural marketplace. This is a wonderful opportunity for the
FFA participants to follow this high industry standard.
Student write-up criteria - All six questions
must be addressed for consideration.
the problem or situation that the design is trying to address. Why did you
select this project?
- How is
this design different than other available solutions today?
- Does the
design recognize any new trends or technologies?
aspects of the design lend themselves to easy manufacturing or mass
- Is the
complexity of the design appropriate for the intended situation or usage?
would the design be different if you had more time or money to spend on
For the Judges:
- Does the
project demonstrate a new way of solving a problem or addressing a
you or other people that you know buy this product if available for sale?
- Is the
solution visually appealing or aesthetically pleasing?
- Why did
you select this project as the most innovative, in 20 words or less?
FFA AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS PROJECTS
Sponsored by: KANSAS STATE
100AA - Extra-large Machinery and Equipment (more than
$3,000 construction cost justified in Bill of Materials)
100A - Large
Machinery and Equipment ($2,000.00 to $2,999.00 construction cost justified in
Bill of Materials)
100B - Intermediate Machinery and Equipment ($1,000.00 to
$1,999.00 construction cost justified in Bill of Materials)
100C - Small Machinery and
Equipment ($150.00 to $999.00 Construction cost justified in Bill
100D - Micro project class (under $149.00)
200 - Team Placing Chapter exhibits in Class 200 must
come from Class 100
300 - Tractor Repair
400 - Machinery Repair (Projects that have been
rebuilt should remain as the original piece of equipment)
600 - Small Gas Engines
900 - Welding Skills - A small
project designated by the KSF FFA Ag Mechanics Superintendent will be built in accordance to the blueprint plans.
Judging will be based on adherence to the plan, following the design parameters, welding and finishing
skills, and overall appearance. 2018 - Picnic Table
950 - Chapter Challenge: 2018 - Fire Pits - One entry per chapter, can be group project, design and size is up to the chapter. Judged on creativity, quality, and usability.
RULES and GUIDELINES
- E-mail official entry forms
to Kansas FFA Advisor. Entries are due August 15. August 15 is also the final date to order tickets and parking
permits. (this is done directly through Kansas State Fair or your local extension office if before Aug. 1).
- Displays will be limited to Kansas high schools with an approved
agricultural education program.
- All entries must be made by the Agricultural Education program instructor
of the home school of the student making the entry.
- All students currently enrolled in a local Agricultural Education
program and a Kansas FFA member, or have graduated in the current year, are
eligible to exhibit. The project cannot have previously been exhibited at
the Kansas State Fair.
- All entries must have been constructed, repaired and exhibited
within the past two years in the high school Agricultural Education program or
under the direct supervision of the Agricultural Education program instructor
of the students' home school, by an agricultural education student and a bona
fide Kansas FFA member. The majority of the project work must have taken place
in the Agricultural Education program / facility where the student is enrolled.
- Chapters not entered in Class 200 prior to judging of projects
will forfeit prize money for Class 200.
- Entries arriving after 7:00 am Saturday, September 8, will be
judged but will not receive mileage, premium, or ribbon.
- The exhibitor will furnish a
display board with a moveable base for each project exhibited (only one
sign for project). The maximum size of display for class 100 projects is 2 x 3
feet. For classes 300 and 400, the display board may be 4' x 4' to allow
for more pictures. If a display board is not present for each project
exhibited, that project will not be judged. Display boards will include:
a project description; bill of materials, including all purchased items; list
of skills and safety practices / features performed; the number of hours worked
on project, only the total value is needed, the return per hour is optional.
The display board should be covered with plastic and / or individual sheets
laminated. Pictures are encouraged and limited to display board.
- "For Sale" signs are not permitted on individual
projects but the bill of material may contain a statement that the project is
for sale. (On front side only).
- A chapter sign is required
for class 100 and 200.
exhibitor signs displayed are to be portable, but able to be anchored to
prevent blowing over in wind.
- Working drawings in class 100 are not allowed on display boards
and points will be deducted during judging.
- If one project is entered consisting of multiple components, and
one component(s) is not essential to the operation of the other components,
then it will be considered and entered as a separate project(s).
- Painting or spot painting is not allowed on projects once they are
on display in the FFA Ag Mechanics designated area.
- Class 100 consists of
individual projects constructed by a student and / or students. There is no
limit as to the number of projects a chapter may enter.
- Chapter exhibits in Class 200 will come from the top four project
scores from Class 100 as determined by the judges. Only one project from
100D may be used to complete a Class 200 exhibit.
- Class 300, Repair Projects, will be farm tractors and garden
- Once judging begins, no tractors may be started or worked on in
the tractor display area. Tractors may be started and run at the judges'
- Class 400, Repair Projects, may be: field tillage, planting,
harvesting, or chemical application equipment, trailer repair / rebuild,
livestock and / or crops handling equipment.
- Repair projects having adequate original finish need not be
repainted for State Fair exhibition.
- The student responsible for the repair project in Class 300 and
400 will be present to appear before the judges communicate, in sequence, the
repairs made to the equipment. A time for this presentation will be assigned
when the project is unloaded at the fairgrounds and posted in the FFA building.
The FFA jacket will not be worn during the presentation and judges will ask
questions following the presentation.
- A three member teacher
committee selected by the exhibitors will review and make recommendations for
future changes, determine eligibility, and care for other matters relating to
this division. The senior committee member is chairman and will relinquish
these duties at the close of the Kansas State Fair on Sunday, September 16.
- If the judges and teacher committee determine projects to be
ineligible, the chapter and the student will forfeit all mileage and awards
that current year. In addition, the chapter and the instructor will be
ineligible to exhibit for two years and will be on probation for the following
- At the judges' discretion an adjustment column may be added to the
scorecard for the purpose of arranging the order of the top 12 projects in
Class 100, with maximum of ten points for project.
- Appropriate blue, red or white ribbons will be awarded for class
100, 300, 400 and 900. The top three places for class 100 and 200 will receive
- In addition to the cash prizes, a sum of $1,670 will be prorated
among the exhibitors or the exhibiting chapters on the basis of the number of
projects exhibited and the mileage from their school to the state fair grounds.
Mileage will be based on a maximum of six projects (from classes 100, 300, and
400 only) per school. Class 100D (micro projects) will not receive mileage
payments. Prorated mileage will be ascertained by the following example: 138
miles (official miles from Chapter to Hutchinson) times 3 (Number of Chapter
entries) = 396; $1,670 / 7324 (Total miles times number of projects from all
chapters) = .22801 Per mile; 396 x .22801 = $90.29 Amount Paid to Chapter.
- Advisors exhibiting are invited to meet with the judges of the
exhibits at 8:00 am, Saturday, September 8, to review procedures prior to the
placing of the exhibits. A committee and advisors meeting will follow at 9:00
am. A follow-up meeting will be held on Sunday, September 16, beginning at 4:00
pm. The teachers will select a teacher committee member for the next year.
- Results will be posted on the FFA building office wall at the
completion of judging and scoring of projects.