Worth County Middle School FFA
1305 N. Isabella Street
Sylvester, Georgia 31781
October 14, 2015
Contact: Alan West
WCMS FFA Wins Mini Tractor Pull Contest
Sylvester, Georgia- Worth County Middle School FFA Chapter members, Dean Oliver and Reese Hancock received the Junior Division Reserved Champions in the FFA mini tractor pull contest at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia. The contest is sponsored by Fort Valley State University and is a team event held during the Middle School FFA Day at the Fair leadership conference each year. The contest requires the student team to purchase a tractor kit and build it according specific criteria. The contest has a “Best in Show” division where the tractor is scored by overall appearance which includes the paint scheme as well as specific weights and lengths and neatness of electrical connections. The contest also has a “Pulling” Division where the tractor is scored by the distance and weight the tractor pulls. Dean and Reese won first place in the Pulling Division of the contest with the Oliver tractor they built. The results from both divisions are combined for an overall score. Dean and Reese’s overall score awarded them second place, Reserved Champions.
Through classroom instruction and hands-on learning, agricultural education and FFA are making a positive difference for members every day. FFA members have opportunities to attend leadership contests, develop a supervised agricultural experience project, learn life skills and serve their communities with civic engagement. FFA members are our future engineers, scientists, teachers and producers. One of every five Americans is employed in the food, fiber and natural resources industries of agriculture, and Worth County Middle School FFA members are the future of these important industries. The Worth County Middle School FFA Chapter has 100 active members. While membership on the national level is over 600,000 strong, Georgia has 290 Chapters and is currently third in membership with more than 37,000 members.