The deadline is June 29 for FFA students to enter the New York State FFA Tractor Driving Safety Contest at the 2015 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott & Son Farms in Seneca Falls.
The competition will be held Thursday, Aug. 13 as part of the Northeast’s largest outdoor agricultural trade show.
Students complete a written safety exam, a parts identification task, and driving courses with 2-wheel and 4-wheel wagons. The Junior division is open to 14-16 year olds; the 16-18-year-old Senior division winner will compete at the Big E Exposition in Springfield, Mass., in September.
“This annual competition at Empire Farm Days encourages students to learn proper tractor operation and to make safety on the farm a priority,” says New York State FFA Tractor Driving Safety Contest Coordinator Jon Clayson.
To pre-register, contestants may submit their name and age division by June 29 to JClayson@pioneercsd.org. Walk-up registrations will be accepted the day of the contest.