June 30 is the deadline to pre-register for the New York State FFA Tractor Driving Safety Contest at the 2014 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott & Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY.
The competition for students aged 14 to
18 will be held Thursday, August 7 at the Northeast’s largest outdoor agricultural trade show.
The Junior division of the contest is open to 14-16 year olds; the
Senior division is for 16-18 year olds. The Senior Division winner goes
on to compete at the Big E Exposition in Springfield, Mass., in September.
Preparing for the annual competition teaches students the importance of
learning and using safe farm equipment operating skills. Students
complete a written safety exam, a parts identification task, and driving
courses with 2-wheel and 4-wheel wagons.
‘This competition helps students test how well they have learned safe
tractor operation and driving skills. A strong performance at Empire
Farm Days is something they can add to their resumes in pursuit of an
agricultural career,’ says New York State FFA Tractor Driving Safety
Contest Coordinator Jon Clayson.
To pre-register, contestants may submit their name and age division to Clayson by June 30 at JClayson@pioneercsd.org. Walk-up registrations will be accepted the day of the contest.