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Ag Mechanics

The purpose of the Ag Mechanic project is to provide an opportunity for 4-H and FFA members to display projects constructed as part of their Agricultural Mechanics Experience programs. To promote the development of skills in agriculture mechanics through competition. To recognize individual and group accomplishments in the area of agricultural mechanics. To provide an opportunity for the public to develop an appreciation of this important phase of 4-H and FFA youth programs.

Rules

1.All Agricultural Mechanic Projects are subject to BCFA General Rules and Regulations.

2.All projects must have been constructed by the exhibitors’ own efforts. Group entries may be constructed by multiple individuals or as a class project in school. Adult supervision is encouraged, but fabrication, construction, and/or painting of the project by adults is prohibited.

3.All projects must be clean, painted or treated, and in a presentable condition even though they may have been used.

4.In order for a project to be eligible for a blue ribbon, a blueprint or drawing, photographs showing the exhibitor(s) performing the construction, and a bill of materials must be included as documentation with each project. Other documentation may be provided at the exhibitor’s discretion.

5.Premium money will be awarded 1st through 6th place in each class. Each division will select a Grand Champion and Reserve Champion. All Non-sale exhibitors will receive premium money by placings.

GRAND CHAMPION – BANNER & BUCKLE RESERVE CHAMPION – BANNER & BUCKLE

6.Before and after photos, a description of service performed, photos showing the exhibitor(s) performing the service, and a bill of materials is required to be submitted with restored tractors. Other documentation may be provided at the exhibitor’s discretion.

7.A project can be exhibited only one time at the Burleson County Fair.

8.Projects may have been individually, or group constructed, exhibited by the maximum of four exhibitors, and may be individually or chapter owned. Only projects constructed by a single individual may be entered in the Sale Division, all other projects will be in the Non-Sale Division.

9.Individual entries entered in the Sale Division that receive a blue ribbon are eligible to sell in the Youth Livestock Auction on Saturday night. There will be a maximum of 18 Ag Mechanics Projects in the sale as ranked by the judges. There will be a sale fee charge of 5% on all Ag Mechanic Projects sold through the Youth Livestock Auction. Exhibitors are responsible for delivery of their project to their Buyer.

10.All entries must be entered online by midnight, September 1, 2024, by logging in to burleson.fairwire.com.

11.Projects must arrive on the grounds on Tuesday, September 24, 2024, between 10-12 Noon. All entries must be checked in with the committee chairman or designee by 12:00 Noon. Judging is Wednesday, September 25, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.

12.The exhibitor(s) must be present during the judging to present their projects and to discuss their project with the judges. Projects must be presentable for the public each evening from 4-8 p.m.

13.Every precaution will be taken to protect the projects entered: however, all exhibitors must agree that the BCFA, Members of the BCFA Board of Directors or members of the BCFA Ag Mechanics Committee will not be held responsible for any losses or damages to projects.

14.The BCFA reserves the right to display projects as space allows. It is possible that larger projects may be displayed at an alternate location.

Judging

Projects will be judged on the following:
  1. Workmanship & Finish 30 Points
  2. Design & Degree of Difficulty 30 Points
  3. Materials Used & Practicality 20 Points
  4. Documentation & Showmanship 20 Points
Exhibitors are responsible to have someone pick up their project Sunday morning from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Classes

DIVISION: 1. Sale 2. Non-Sale CLASSES:

1. Agricultural Machinery and Equipment:
  • Hay Equipment
  • Spraying Equipment
  • Mounted and Pull-Type Tractor Equipment
  • Hydraulic Equipment
  • Shop Equipment
  • Truck, Tractor, and Agricultural Equipment or Accessories
2. Livestock Handling Equipment Classes:
  • Gates and Panels
  • Squeeze Chutes and Restraining Equipment
  • Trim Chutes, Blocking Stands, Livestock Crates
  • Head Gates
  • Feeders
  • Other: Livestock Equipment
3. Trailer Classes:
  • Small Utility
  • Small Stock
  • Utility and Implement Trailers
  • Stock Trailers
  • Multi-Bale Trailer
4. Home Convenience/Recreation:
  • Barbeque
  • Picnic Table
  • Other Home Convenience Recreation Projects
5. Tractors
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