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2024 FFA CROPS, FLORICULTURE & AG MECHANICS

Amy Fullmer, State FFA Advisor
McKena Wallentine, State FFA Executive Director


Entry

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 Fair Park on Wednesday, September 4, 2024, from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Exhibits will be released on Monday September 16th from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Crop exhibits,923, become the property of the Fair to be used or disposed of as they deem proper. Please note crops will be sprayed with a clear coating.


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. You may enter more than one entry on each form.


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • ENTRIES DUE: Wednesday, September 4, 2024 - 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
    • ONE ENTRY PER CLASS

    JUDGING DATE: Friday, September 6, 2024. Judging will be closed to the public.
    • Crops: 8:30 am
    • Floriculture: 8:30 am
    • Ag Mechanics: 10:00 am
    .

PREMIUMS

DEPARTMENT 923 CROPS & 924 FLORICULTURE
1ST PLACE $4.00
2ND PLACE $3.50
3RD PLACE $2.50

DEPARTMENT 925 AG MECHANICS

1ST PLACE $20.00
2ND PLACE $17.00
3RD PLACE $15.00

FFA Crop 923

Dept. FFA.C
FFA 923 Crops Exhibit Chairs:

Hailey Bass - Bonneville High School

Nicole Morfin - Weber High School

FFA CROPS 923 GENERAL INFORMATION

ENTRIES DUE: Wednesday, September 4, 2024 - 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

  • ONE ENTRY PER CLASS

JUDGING DATE: Friday, September 6, 2024

  • Crops: 8:30 am

EXHIBITS RELEASED: Crops become the property of the Utah State Fair and will be disposed of as they see fit.


Purpose

To provide an opportunity for FFA members to:

  • Display crops that were grown as part of a Supervised Agricultural Experience project.
  • Promote the knowledge of crop production through competition
  • Recognize individual and group accomplishments in crop exhibits.
  • Provide an opportunity for the public to develop an appreciation of this important phase of FFA programs



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 class, 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.) Each division must have at least 3 placings in order to award a Best of Show.


GRAINS - DIVISION A

THRESHED GRAIN

One (1) Quart Bottle Full
CLASS:

01. BARLEY

02. OATS

03. WHEAT

04. OTHER THRESHED GRAIN


LEGUME SEEDS

One (1) Quart Bottle Full
CLASS:

05. ALFALFA

06. CLOVER

07. FIELD BEANS

08. FIELD PEAS


SHEAF GRAIN/FORAGE CROPS

Sheaf diameter 2" & tied in two places or gallon bag
CLASS:

09. SHEAF ALFALFA

10. SHEAF BARLEY

11. SHEAF CORN SILAGE

12. SHEAF GRASSES

13. SHEAF HAYLAGE

14. SHEAF OATS

15. SHEAF WHEAT

16. OTHER SHEAF GRAIN/FORAGE CROP



CORN

Ten (10) ears or Three (3) stalks, tied in three (3) places
CLASS:

17. DENT-EARS

18. HYBRID DENT-EARS

19. INDIAN-EARS

20. INDIAN-STALKS

21. POPCORN-STALKS

22. SILAGE-STALKS

23. SWEET CORN-STALKS

24. OTHER-EARS-MUST SPECIFY


SUNFLOWER HEADS

CLASS:

25. Sunflower Heads


VEGETABLES - DIVISION B

NIGHTSHADE FRUITS

* Freshly picked, no canning items*


TOMATO

Ripe - Five (5) fruit with stem removed - any variety
CLASS:

01. LARGE TABLE VARIETY - 2 ½” & LARGER

02. MATURE GREEN

03. MEDIUM TABLE VARIETY - 1” to 2 ½”

04. ROMA TYPE

05. SMALL TABLE VARIETY (10 FRUITS) - ½” TO 1”

06. TOMATILLO

07. OTHER TOMATO VARIETIES -MUST SPECIFY


PEPPER

Five (5) fruit
CLASS:

08. BELL-GREEN

09. BELL-RED

10. BELL-YELLOW

11. CHILI-HOT GREEN

12. CHILI-HOT RED

13. CHILI-LONG GREEN

14. CHILI-LONG RED

15. CHILI-LONG YELLOW

16. HABANERO

17. JALAPENO

18. SWEET CHERRY

19. OTHER PEPPER VARIETIES-MUST SPECIFY


EGG PLANT

Two (2) fruit - any color
CLASS:

20. EGG PLANT


BULB CROPS


ONION

Four (4) bulbs
CLASS:

21. RED

22. WHITE SWEET

23. YELLOW SWEET

24. OTHER ONION VARIETIES-MUST SPECIFY


LEEK

Three (3) mature plant bunch
CLASS:

25. LEEKS


GARLIC

Three (3) bulb bunch
CLASS:

26. GARLIC


BEANS

Ten (10) pods
CLASS:

27. GREEN BEANS

28. YELLOW BEANS

29. OTHER BEAN VARIETIES-MUST SPECIFY


PEAS

Ten (10) Pods
CLASS:

30. GREEN-EDIBLE

31. POD GREEN-SHELLING VARIETY


ROOT CROPS

Five (5) roots
CLASS:

32. BEETS

33. CARROTS

34. RADISH

35. TURNIPS



COLE CROPS

Two (2) heads
CLASS:

36. BROCCOLI

37. CABBAGE

38. CAULIFLOWER


CUCURBITS

MELONS

Two (2) fruits
CLASS:

39. CANTALOUPE

40. HONEYDEW

41. WATERMELON

42. OTHER MELON VARIETIES-MUST SPECIFY


PUMPKINS

Two (2) fruits
CLASS:

43. LARGE-OVER 12” IN DIAMETER

44. MEDIUM-6”-12” IN DIAMETER

45. MINIATURES

46. OTHER PUMPKIN VARIETIES-MUST SPECIFY


SUMMER SQUASH

Two (2) fruits
CLASS:

47. CROOKNECK

48. ZUCCHINI-GREEN

49. ZUCCHINI-YELLOW

50. OTHER SUMMER SQUASH VARIETIES-MUST SPECIFY


WINTER SQUASH

Two (2) fruits
CLASS:

51. SPAGHETTI

52. ACORN

53. BANANA

54. BUTTERNUT

55. HUBBARD

56. OTHER WINTER SQUASH VARIETIES-MUST SPECIFY



CUCUMBER

Two (2) fruits
CLASS:

57. LEMON

58. PICKLING

59. SLICING

60. OTHER CUCUMBER VARIETIES


OTHER VEGETABLES

CLASS

61. CELERY (2)

62. OKRA (4)

63. POTATOES (4)

64. OTHER VEGETABLE VARIETIES-MUST SPECIFY


FRUITS - DEPARTMENT C

*Freshly picked, no canning items*

TREE FRUIT

Five (5) fruit
CLASS:

01. APPLES

02. CHERRY (20 PIECES)

03. NECTARINES

04. PEACHES

05. PEARS

06. PLUMS

07. OTHER TREE FRUIT VARIETIES-MUST SPECIFY


VINE & BUSH FRUIT

Twenty (20) fruit
CLASS:

08. GRAPES

09. BLACKBERRIES

10. RASPBERRIES

11. STRAWBERRIES

12. OTHER VINE & BUSH FRUIT-MUST SPECIFY VARIETY


MISCELLANEOUS - DIVISION D

CLASS:

01. HONEY-EXTRACTED (PINT)

02. HONEY-COMB (1 LBS.)

03. EGGS-WHITE (DOZEN)

04. EGGS-OTHER (DOZEN)

05. EXTRACTED CROP OILS (PINT)

06. OTHER MISCELLANEOUS ITEM


RECORD BOOKS & MOUNTED PHOTOS - DIVISION E

CLASS:

01. AET RECORD BOOK-PRINTED AND IN A BINDER

02. MOUNTED PHOTOGRAPHS OR SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM-6 OR MORE PICTURES MOUNTED, WITH CAPTION, ON 10”X24” WHITE POSTER BOARD.


FFA Floriculture 924

FFA Floriculture 924

Exhibit Chairs:

Ashley Jensen – Orem High School

Georg Wardell – West Lake High School


FFA Floriculture 924 GENERAL INFORMATION

ENTRIES DUE: Wednesday, September 6, 2024 - 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

  • ONE ENTRY PER CLASS

JUDGING DATE: Friday, September 6, 2024

  • Floriculture: 8:30 am

EXHIBITS RELEASED: Monday following the State Fair – 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

  • If you want to pick up an entry after the State Fair, you MUST pick up a Release Form when you check in with your entries.

PURPOSE

To provide an opportunity for FFA members to:

  • Display projects or arrangements made as part of Agriculture Class Labs and/or as Supervised Agricultural Experience projects
  • Promote the development of skills in floriculture through competition
  • Recognize individual and group accomplishments in the area of floriculture.
  • Provide an opportunity for the public to develop an appreciation of this important phase of FFA programs

CUT FLOWERS DIVISION A

Min (3), Max (7) - must be in vase or jar
CLASS:

01. ANNUALS-ANY TYPE OR VARIETY ANNUAL

02. PERENNIALS-ANY TYPE OR VARIETY PERENNIAL

DRIED FLOWERS DIVISION B

CLASS:

01. SINGLE STEM

02. ARRANGEMENT

03. COLLECTION (8-10 PRESSED)


FRESH ARRANGEMENTS DIVISION C

CLASS:

01. BUD VASE

02. CORSAGE AND BOUTONNIERE (SET)

03. HOLIDAY

04. SYMPATHY

05. EVERY DAY $1-$25

06. EVERY DAY $26-$50

07. EVERY DAY $51-$75

08. EVERY DAY $76-$100


FFA Agricultural Mechanics Show 925

FFA Agricultural Mechanics Chair:

David Shaffer: Bear River High School

EXHIBITS DUE: 3:30-6:00 pm Wednesday, September 4, 2024

  • South side of the livestock auction office.
  • One Entry Per Class

JUDGING: 10:00 am Friday, September 6, 2024

EXHIBITS RELEASED: Monday following the State Fair – 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

  • You MUST pick up a Release Form when you check in with your entries.

PURPOSE

  • To display projects constructed or refurbished in Agricultural Mechanics Laboratories and/or as Supervised Agricultural Experience projects
  • To promote the development of skills in agricultural mechanics through competition
  • To recognize individual and group accomplishments in the area of agricultural mechanics based on the Utah Strands and Standards within Agricultural Systems 1, Agricultural Systems 2, Advanced Agricultural Mechanics, and Agricultural Machinery Courses.
  • To provide an opportunity for the public to develop an appreciation of this important component of Utah FFA Programs.

RULES

  1. All Agriculture Mechanics entries are subject to the 2024 Rules of the Utah State Fair FFA Crops, Floriculture, and Agricultural Mechanics Show.
  2. Exhibitors must be enrolled and attending Agricultural classes in a Utah School AND be a member in good standing of an FFA Chapter within the Utah FFA Association. High school graduates are only eligible if their graduation took place within the last 9 months.
  3. A project can be exhibited only one time at the Utah State Fair. The exhibit constructed, fabricated, or reconditioned must have been completed within one calendar year of the exhibition date.
  4. Exhibitors must have constructed their projects under the supervision of their FFA Advisor as part of their Supervised Agricultural Experience project in an agricultural mechanics area. FFA Chapter projects are accepted in the appropriate classes.
  5. All projects must be clean, painted or treated and in a presentable condition even though they may have been used.
  6. Projects in this show are to be based upon the Utah Strands and Standards within Agricultural Systems 1, Agricultural Systems 2, Advanced Agricultural Mechanics, and Agricultural Machinery Courses. Projects determined to be outside of the classes defined below are not eligible in this department and must be entered in other appropriate departments of the fair.
  7. Each project must have its own entry paperwork associated with that project. Any project that does not fit in one of the stated Divisions and Classes is not eligible to exhibit. The Utah State Fair FFA Agricultural Mechanics Committee reserves the right to move any entry into another Division or Class if it is deemed to fit there.
  8. Precaution will be taken to protect the projects entered: however, neither the Utah State Fair nor officials of this committee will be responsible for any loss or damage to any exhibit. Projects may have to be placed on concrete, pavement, or dirt and it will be the exhibitor’s responsibility to provide any needed means within reason to protect the project during exhibition. Covers or tarps may be used to protect the exhibit but will be furnished and maintained by the exhibitor.
  9. The Utah State Fair reserves the right to display entries as space and quantity allows. It is possible that large projects may be displayed at an alternate location.
  10. The FFA record book (AET Single Experience SAE Report) is required for all projects entered with the following attachments:
    1. Blueprints of the project (neat paper and pencil drawings are acceptable);
    2. 6 clear pictures of the project, through various stages of design, preparation, and fabrication.
    3. A bill of materials including materials needed, equipment used, etc.
  11. Once the project is entered, the project cannot be removed or used until it has been released from the show on Monday September 16th between 3:30 - 6:00 pm.
  12. No late entries allowed. A Fair Ticket will be issued to each exhibitor at check-in.
  13. All exhibitor information supplied by Utah State Fair must be completely filled out.
  14. An individual may collect only one prize money in each class.
  15. Each Division must have at least 3 placings in order to award a Best of Show.
  16. Each project must be identified by the appropriate exhibit entry tag. The Committee Chairman must approve any signs or banners before they may be displayed on any of the projects. All signs or banners must also be approved by Management from the Utah State Fair
  17. All safety procedures must be adhered to when displaying projects including, but not limited to:
    1. Appropriate and safe display stands provided for gates, panels and any other projects needing support.
    2. Sharp edges and points (as on feeder roofs, bale movers, etc.) must be marked, padded, or covered to prevent injury.
    3. All trailers and other equipment that is operated on or transported on public roads must be equipped with safety equipment as stated in the latest DOT publication.
    4. All three-point hitch and P.T.O. operated equipment must meet ASAE standards and specifications.

JUDGING

The decisions of the judges as well as the announced results will be final.

Exhibits in the Utah State Fair FFA Agricultural Mechanics Show will be judged in the areas of Craftsmanship and Engineering. Each area is worth 100 points for a total of 200 points and will be broken down as follows:

Craftsmanship (100 points)

  • Design and Fit Up 30pts
  • Fabrication Quality 30pts
  • General Appearance and Finish Work 40pts

Engineering (100 points)

  • Usefulness/Practical 20pts
  • Plans (neat paper and pencil are acceptable) 15pts
  • Degree of Difficulty 25pts
  • Material Selection 20pts
  • Overall 20pts

1st Place Blue: 150-200 points

2nd Place Red: 100 - 149 points

3rd Place White: 99 points and below


DIVISION A: CHAPTER ENTRIES

CLASS:

01. Tri-fold Display of projects completed and skills learned during Agricultural Mechanics courses (Beginner-Advanced Agricultural Mechanics Program)

02. Class Metal Project

03. Class Wood Project


DIVISION B: TRAILERS

Does not include permanent grill/cooking trailers

CLASS:

01. Bumper Pull Trailers (Complete build 5000# gross capacity and above)

02. Bumper Pull Trailers (Complete build 4999# gross capacity and below)

03. Gooseneck Trailer (Complete build 7000# gross capacity and above)

04. Gooseneck Trailer (Complete build 6999# gross capacity and below)

05. Refurbished Trailer (any type and size)


DIVISION C: AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT

CLASS:

01. Hay Equipment, Spraying Equipment, Mounted and Pull-Type Equipment, Hydraulic Equipment

02. Shop Equipment (lifts, racks, presses, etc.)

03. Truck, Tractor or Ag Equipment Accessory (Bumpers, headache racks, grill guards, etc.)


DIVISION D: LIVESTOCK, WILDLIFE AND OTHER EQUIPT.

CLASS:

01. Gates and Livestock panels

02. Restraining and Working Equipment (chutes, stands, crates, etc.)

03. Creep and Self Feeders

04. Hunting/Wildlife Equipment

05. Sports Equipment (Skate Rails, Basketball Standards, Shooting Targets, etc.)


06 Small Engine driven equipment and vehicles (go karts, mini bikes, tillers, mowers, etc.)

DIVISION E: HOME CONVENIENCE/WOODWORKING PROJECTS

CLASS:

01. Small Indoor Furniture/Furnishing (Chairs, Small Tables, bar stools, etc.)

02. Large Indoor Furniture (Bookshelves, Gun Cabinets, Large Tables, etc.)

03. Outdoor Metal Furniture (Swings, Benches, Tables etc.)

04. Outdoor Wood Furniture (Swings, Picnic Tables, etc.)

05. Towable Outdoor Cooking (with tires and lug bolts)

06. Non-Towable Outdoor Cooking (Grills, Fire pits, etc.)

DIVISION F: FARM EQUIPMENT RESTORATION

CLASS:

01. Diesel Engine Tractors from 1995 and earlier

02. Gas Engine Tractors from 1995 and earlier

03. Tractor Models from 1996 – 2003

04. Farm Trucks (Pickups, Dump trucks, etc.)

05. Tractor-Driven Farm Implements


DIVISION G: HORSE-DRAWN EQUIPMENT RESTORATION

CLASS:

01. Transportation (Stagecoaches, Buck Boards, Buggies, Wagons, etc.)

02. Farm and Ranch Equipment (Plows, Mowing Machines, Combine, etc.)


Best Individual Crop Exhibit- excludes Div E

  • Rosette
  • $15 Premium

Best Individual Floral Exhibit

  • Rosette
  • $15 Premium

Best Individual Ag Mechanics Exhibit

(Divisions B-G; Workmanship, Difficulty, Records)

  • Rosette
  • $30 Premium

Best Chapter Crop Exhibit

Selected from total amount of premium money earned by a chapter in divisions A-D

  • Plaque at State Convention

Best Chapter Floral Exhibit

Selected from total amount of premium money earned by a chapter

  • Plaque at State Convention

Best Chapter Ag Mechanics Exhibit

Selected from total amount of premium money earned by a chapter in divisions A-G

  • Plaque at State Convention
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