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FFA CROPS & AG MECHANICS

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FFA Crops & AG Mechanics

Buddy Deimler, State FFA Advisor
Brett Evans, FFA Executive Secretary

Entry is open to all FFA members in Utah, who are registered with teachers of agricultural science and technology in the various high schools of the state and who are active FFA members. Every member who desires to exhibit must properly fill out the entry form and have the agriculture teacher certify that the exhibitor is the sole owner of the exhibit. Except for designated collective exhibits, all entries must be made in the name of the member who owns the exhibit.

Placing & Release of Exhibits
All crops and agricultural mechanics exhibits must be at the Fairpark on Wed, Sept. 3 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Exhibits will be released on Sun. Sept. 14 after 10:00 pm - or when deemed safe by Fair management. Crop exhibits become the property of the Fair to be used or disposed of as they deem proper. Exhibits may also be claimed on Monday, September 15th to avoid the late hour and limited access on Sunday.

Entry Forms
*Important - one exhibitor per entry form and entry form must list the chapter the exhibitor is a member of.
Entry forms must be filled out neatly and completely and must accompany the exhibits at entry time. Each exhibitor must use a separate entry form. Exhibit must be complete before the Fair entry passes will be issued.

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ENTRIES DUE - Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Judging Date - Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

FFA Crop Exhibits
Chairman: Doug Stokes, Syracuse High School


Section A

Definitions:
Box - 11'' wide x 15" long - filled, unless quantity specified
Plate - 9'' x 5" - filled, unless quantity specified

NOTE: Where there are fewer than five entries in a lot, the judges will determine the relative merits of the exhibits and indicate the premiums accordingly. (A single entry will not necessarily receive first place unless it is worthy of such premium placing.)

CLASS A-CEREALS-LEGUMES-OTHER SEEDS

1st2nd3rd4th
$4.00$3.50$2.50Ribbon


WHEAT - One Quart Bottle(Full)

WINTER WHEAT - Hard Red
Lot No.
1. Golden Spike (Hard White)
2. Manning
3. Weston
4. Promontory
5. Utah 100
6.Turkey or Kanred
7. Garland
8. Triticale
9. Deloris
10. Other

WINTER WHEAT - Soft White
11. Brundage
12. Stephens
13. Hills 81
14. Lewjain
15. Madsen
16. Other

SPRING WHEAT - Hard Red
17. Klasic (Hard White)
18. Jefferson
19. Bannock
20. Westbred 936
21. Triticale
22. Rick
23. Other

SPRING WHEAT - Soft White
24. Alpoa
25. Fieldwin
26. Twin
27. Penewawa
28. Dirkwin
29. Other

OATS - One Quart Bottle (Full)
Lot No.
30. Cayuse
31. Park
32. Rodney
33. Ajay
34. Swedish Select
35. Monida
36. Otana
37. Magnum II
38. Magnum 2000
39. Other

BARLEY, SPRING & FALL-One Quart Bottle (Full)
Lot No.
40. Steptoe
41. Colter
42. Piroline
43. Brigham
44. Strider
45. Millenium
46. Aquila
47. Golden Eye
48. Statehood
49. Baronesse
50. Schuler
51. Xena
52. Criton
53. Kold
54. Other

CORN - Tray of 10 Ears
Lot No.
55. Pop Corn - dry
56. Sweet Corn - eating stage
57. Silage Corn - dent stage or better
58. Grain Corn- dry

SEED AND SHEAVES
Sheaves must be bound in three places, with a three-inch diameter at the base.
Lot No.
59. Alfalfa Seed (any variety)
60. Clover Seed
61. Other Seeds
62. Sheaf Wheat
63. Sheaf Barley
64. Sheaf Oats
65. Sheaf Alfafa-uncured
66. Gallon Bag Alfafa-cured
67. Gallon Bag Corn Silage-cured
68. Gallon Bag Haylage-cured

 

CLASS B - VEGETABLES

1st2nd3rd4th
$4.00$3.50$2.50Ribbon


Beans, dry - 1 quart jar
Lot No.
69. Pinto Beans
70. Pink Eye Beans
71. Kidney Beans
72. Other Dry Beans

Beans - Plate
73. Green Beans
74. Yellow Beans
75. Other Beans

Summer Squash - 3 fruits, eating stage - Plate
76. Zucchini, green
77. Zucchini, yellow
78. Scallops
79. Crookneck
80. Other variety

Winter or Commercial Squash - Plate or Box
81. Buttercup (2)
82. Butternut (2)
83. Acorn (2)
84. Banana (2)
85. Spagetti (2)
86. Blue Hubbard (2)
87. Worted Hubbard (2)
88. Pumpkins (2)
89. Minature (3)
90. Gourd (3)

Melons - Plate or Box
91. Cantaloupe - any variety (2)
92. Watermelon- any variety (2)
93. Crenshaw (2)
94. Honeydew(2)
95. Other variety melon(2)

Onions - Plate
96. Yellow sweet (4)
97. White sweet (4)
98. Red (4)
99. Other Onion (4)

Potatoes - Plate
100. Norchip (4)
101. Norgold (4)
102. Russett (4)
103. Red Pontiac (4)
104. Kennebec (4)
105. Other Varieties (4)

Tomatoes - Plate
106. Large, 3'' or more (4)
107. Medium (4)
108. Mature Green (4)
109. Roma (6)
110. Small, yellow, cherry variety (12)
111. Small, red, cherry variety (12)
112. Tomatillo variety (6)
113. Other Tomato, (4)

Cucumbers - Plate
114. Slicing cucumber (4)
115. Pickling cucumber (4)
116. Lemon Cucumber (4)
117. Slicing Cucumer, long variety (2)

Peppers - Plate
118. Green bell pepper (4)
119. Red bell pepper (4)
120. Chile - long green (5 inches +) (6)
121. Chile - long red ( 5inches +) (6)
122. Chile - short green (under 5 inches) (6)
123. Chile - short red (under 5 inches) (6)
124. Hot cherry (10)
125. Jalapeno (10)
126. Other peppers - (6)

Other Vegetables
127. Green Cabbage (2 heads) - Tray
128. Red Cabbage (2 heads) - Tray
129. Celery bunches (2) - Tray
130. Eggplant (2) - Tray
131. Red Beets (5) - Tray
132. Carrots (5) - Tray
133. Okra (5) - Plate
134. Garlic (3) - Plate
135. Leeks (3) - Plate
136. Radish (5) - Plate
137. Any other vegetable - Plate

CLASS C -FRUIT

1st2nd3rd4th
$4.00$3.50$2.50Ribbon


Grapes - Plate
138. Dark-mature
139. Light-mature

Peaches - Plate
140. Elberta (4)
141. Early Elberta (4)
142. Halberta (4)
143. J. H. Hale (4)
144. Red Haven (4)
145. Hale Haven (4)
146. Other variety (4)

Nectarines - Plate
147. Nectarines (4)

Pears - Plate
148. Bartlett (4)
149. Other variety (4)

Apples - Plate
150. Jonathan (4)
151. Red Delicious (4)
152. Red Rome Beauty (4)
153. Stamen Red (4)
154. Golden Delicious (4)
155. Royal Gala (4)
156. Other (4)

Prunes & Plums - Plate
157. Italian prunes (6)
158. French prunes (6)
159. Satsuma plums (6)
160. Other variety (6)

Any Other Fruit - Plate
161. Other (6)

 

CLASS D-MISCELLANEOUS

$4.00$3.50$2.50Ribbon

 

162. Jar extracted honey (Pint)
163. Comb Honey (1 lb)

164. Eggs - White (Dozen)
165. Eggs - Other (Dozen)

166. Plant collection (10 specimens mounted, labeled, and in a notebook)

167. Extracted crop oils, (Pint)

 

CLASS E-RECORD BOOKS & MOUNTED PHOTOS

168. Record Books - to the FFA having the most accurate and complete record book

169. Mounted photographs of supervised farming program - 6 or more pictures mounted, with caption, on 18'' x 24'' white poster board

 

CLASS X-BEST EXHIBITS OF CROPS

1. Best individual crop exhibit (Determined on money-point basis) - $15.00 First Place award only

2. Best Chapter Exhibit of Crops - Determined on a premium-point basis. The award includes Classes A-E. (Record Books and Mounted Photos not included) - TROPHY

 

FFA AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS

Chairman: Brett Robertson, Lehi High School

ENTRIES DUE - Wednesday, September 3, 2014-3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
JUDGING - Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:00 am

The agricultural projects listed below will be judged primarily on quality of workmanship, attention to detail, fit and finish, with some attention to design. Projects should be cleaned, finished and properly painted as befits a state fair project. Judges have the right to regroup project classification if in their opinion the entry has been incorrectly entered. Projects in Classes "G" through "L" shall include a workbook documenting the construction of the project from start to finish using written description of the process and photos. The workbook may also include drawings, bill of materials, or items that document the process. An individual may collect only one prize money in each lot. We encourage broad participation among chapter members. Exhibits may be entered in the State Fair only once and must have been constructed during the last year.

CLASS A-CHAPTER EXHIBITS (one individual or more)

Blue - $4.00Red - $3.00White - $2.00


Lot No.
1. Collection of 5 farm mechanic drawings dealing with either metal or woodwork (8 1/2'' x 11'' or 17'' x 22'') in pencil or ink.
2. Pictures and description (5 pictures) of repair on a project - i.e., farm machinery or structures.
3. A plan or workable sketch of a new project, machine, or device that could be constructed in the farm mechanics shop. Pencil or Ink.(8 1/2'' x 11'' or 17'' x 22'')
4. A drawing of a floor plan of a farm shop, showing work areas.
5. A farm mechanics poster dealing with safety (14'' x 22'')
6. A farm mechanics poster dealing with paint clean-up(14'' x 22'')
7. A farm mechanics poster dealing with agriculture waste disposal (14'' x 22'')
8. Five photos of projects (approx. 3' x 5' )
9. Display Board illustrating step by step procedure parts of electrical motor, reparing electrical cord, parts of generator, starting motor, or tractor electrical system.
10. Display Board representing safety (switches, circuits, wire, sizes and types)
11. Display Board showing various welds.
12. Display Board showing power mechanics.
13. Display Board showing tool sharpening.
14. Display Board showing small metal projects (i.e., tools, etc.)

RULES FOR INDIVIDUAL ENTRY
1. A student may collect prize money for only one of the same projects in a class. He may, however, exhibit two different projects within a class and receive two monies, i.e., may enter a picinic table and gate in Class D but not two gates or two picnic tables.
2. All projects will be classified according to fair market value.

CLASS B-PROJECTS UNDER $25 VALUE

Blue - $3.00Red - $2.00White - $1.00

Projects would include Tool Box, Small Hot and Cold Sheet Metal Projects

CLASS C-SMALL PROJECTS $26 TO $50 VALUE

Blue - $4.00Red - $3.00White - $2.00

Projects would include Ladders, Small Feeders, Work Bench, Lawn Furniture, Jack Stands, Saw Horses, Construction Models, Misc. Wood and Metal Projects.

CLASS D-MEDIUM PROJECTS $51 TO $100 VALUE

Blue - $7.00Red - $5.00White - $3.00

Projects would include Picnic Tables, Large Gates, Cabinets, Farrowing Pens, Truck Bumpers, etc.

CLASS E -LARGE PROJECTS $101 TO $200 VALUE

Blue - $10.00Red - $7.00White - $5.00

Projects would include Large Feeders, Loading Chutes, Carry-alls, Small Trailers. etc.

CLASS F-LARGE PROJECTS $201 TO $300 VALUE

Blue - $15.00Red - $12.00White - $10.00

Projects would include Truck Racks, General Purpose Trailers, Snowmobile Trailers, 4-Wheel Chassis, etc.

CLASS G-LARGE PROJECTS $301 TO $600 VALUE

Blue - $20.00Red - $17.00White - $15.00

Projects would include Utility Trailers, 4-Wheel Wagons, Large Truck Racks, Scrapers, etc.

CLASS H-LARGE PROJECTS $601 TO $1000 VALUE

Blue - $30.00Red - $25.00White - $20.00

Projects would include Sprayers, Implement Trailers. etc.

CLASS I-LARGE PROJECTS $1001 TO $2000 VALUE

Blue - $35.00Red - $30.00White - $25.00

Projects would include Stock Trailers, Flatbed Equipment, Trailers, Squeeze Chutes, etc.

CLASS J-LARGE PROJECTS $2001 TO $3000 VALUE

Blue - $45.00Red - $40.00White - $35.00

Projects would include Covered Trailers, Large Flatbed Trailers, etc.

CLASS K-VERY LARGE PROJECTS $3001 AND ABOVE

Blue - $65.00Red - $50.00White - $40.00

Projects would include Large Gooseneck Trailers, etc.

CLASS L - RESTORATION PROJECTS

Blue - $65.00Red - $50.00White - $40.00

Projects would include restored tractors, farm trucks, farm equipment, etc.

 

CLASS X-SWEEPSTAKES AWARD

Lot No.
1. Best Agricultural Mechanics Exhibit - will be selected on the following criteria:
a. Level of difficulty,
b. Comprehensive record of the project construction or restoration process,
c. Quality of project.

2. Best Chapter Exhibits of Farm Mechanics (to be determined on premium money earned) - TROPHY

3. The Utah State Fair will present Trophies to the 1st and 2nd place Chapters scoring the highest in all classes of the FFA Department. In determining Winners the following score card will be used.
Percent of Chapter members exhibiting 40%
Premiums won on money-point basis 40%
Balance of exhibits as represented in all sections 20%

 

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