The Como-Pickton FFA group has captured 1st Place in the Other Livestock Handling Equipment – Livestock Equipment Division of the Junior Agricultural Mechanics Project Show at the 122nd Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
Displaying the talents, skills and knowledge of Texas youth, the Junior Agricultural Mechanics Project Show is a highlight of the Stock Show’s opening weekend. Members of 4-H and FFA organizations spend countless hours designing and constructing equipment (livestock and wildlife feeders, trailers, cultivation tools, etc.) to suit a variety of farm and ranch needs. There are also divisions for outdoor recreational equipment, as well as a division for the restoration of farm and ranch equipment (tractors and horse-drawn equipment). The contest has experienced significant popularity among 4-H clubs and high school agricultural science programs since 2013.
“Witnessing the work and imagination of these students gives us hope for a bright future in agriculture,” said Brad Barnes, Stock Show President and General Manager. “Providing these students an avenue through which they can demonstrate their work is a core value to the Stock Show, as it is vital to pointing them toward potential educational and career paths.”
Sponsors for the Junior Ag Mechanics Project Show and Texas M.A.D.E. scholarship program include Devon Energy, Lincoln Electric, Ag-Power, Andes Coil Processors, ESAB, Miller/Hobart, Priefert Manufacturing, Big Tex Trailers, CM Trailers, RDO Equipment Co., Ritchie Bros., Saint-Grobain, O’Neal Flat Rolled Meals and TD Industries.