2018 Wise County Youth Fair
FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 3
AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS
DEPARTMENT M

Superintendent:  Dusty Naumann, Decatur

Judge:  TBD
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PURPOSE
To provide an opportunity for 4-H, FFA, and VICA members to display the projects constructed in agricultural
mechanics laboratories and:
1.  To promote the development of skills in agricultural mechanics through competition.
2.  To recognize individual and group accomplishments in the area of Agricultural Mechanics.
3.  To provide an opportunity for the public to develop an appreciation of this important phase of FFA, 4-H, and VICA
youth programs.

RULES AND INFORMATION
1.  Eligible Entries:  This department is open to all FFA, 4-H, and VICA members.
2.
 Projects:  Projects exhibited must have been constructed by FFA,
4-H, and VICA members, under direct supervision of the Career and Technology Teacher or the County Extension
Agent.
3.  
Group Entries:  All projects entered must be entered under the name(s) of the exhibitor(s) who participated in the
planning and construction of the project.
4.  
Individual/Group Ownership:  Projects may be individually or group constructed, and may be individually or group
owned.
5.  
Construction Date:  A project may only be shown one time at the Wise County Your Fair and must have been
constructed within one calendar year of the show date.
6.
 Project presentation:  All projects must be painted or properly treated and must be clean and in presentable
condition even though they  may have been used.
7.  
Plans/Photographs:  An “ORIGINAL” working plan or drawings, photographs showing stages of construction, and
a bill of materials are required with each project.
8.
 Safety:  Appropriate and safe display stands are to be provided for gates, panels, and other projects that need
support.  Sharp edges and points; such as found on self feeder roofs, bale movers, etc.; are to be padded and/or
covered as necessary to prevent injury.
9.  
Move in Day:  Projects must be in place by 8:00 a.m. Friday.  Judging will be at 12:00 noon.  Projects will be
released at conclusion of premium sale.
10.  
For Sale Signs:  All projects are to be identified with club exhibitor cards.  Additional signs, banners, etc., are
encouraged, but are subject to approval of the Committee. Items that are eligible for sale to the public should be
des
ignated by a small “For Sale” sign, not to  exceed 8” x 14” and will accept silent bids.
11.  Loss or Damage:  Every precaution will be taken to protect the projects entered.  However, the Wise County
Youth Fair will not be responsible for any loss or damage to projects.
12.
 Judging System:  The Danish will be used in judging the projects.  Projects will be judged on:
A.  Workmanship                         30
B.  Design and materials used        20
C.  Practicality                             20
D.  Degree of difficulty                 10
E.  Finish                                     10
F.  Plans, Bill of materials, Photos  10
Blue 90—100,        Red 80—90 points,        White 70—80 points
13.  
Projects with engines:  There is to be no more than two (2) gallons of fuel in any tank;  the fuel cap is to be in
place and sealed with tape; and the battery, if equipped, is to be disconnected.  This applies to all engines in the exhibit
area.
AWARDS
Plaques will be presented to the first place projects in each division.  Plaques or trophies will be also presented to the
grand and reserve grand champion projects of the show.
The Overall Grand Construction/Fabrication and Overall Grand Restoration will sale in the auction for
premium money. Exhibitor will keep possession.
Showmanship awards will be awarded to the school or club selected as having the best public image.  Awards will be
given to the first and second place.  Major considerations in the selection of winners will be as follows:
A.  Appropriate display and presentation of projects
B.  Appropriate display of plans, bill of materials, and photographs.
C.  Housekeeping around projects.
D.  Appropriate dress.
E.  Conduct, attitude and participation of students.


*NOTE:  Judging of showmanship begins when projects arrive on the  show grounds and end at the conclusion of the
judging.  It is expected that displays will be maintained throughout the show. Exhibitors are not to interfere with
judging.  It is recommended they be with their projects as they are judged to answer questions and demonstrate
operation as requested by the judges.  AST and CEA’s are not to participate in judging activities.

DIVISIONS
Agricultural Machinery Classes
1.   Hay handling, Spraying Equipment, Mounted or Pull Type       Tractor Equipment
2.   Hydraulic Equipment
3.   Shop Equipment (electrical or manual type)
4.   Truck, Tractor, and Agriculture Equipment Accessories

Livestock Equipment Classes
5.   Gates and Livestock Panels
6.   Squeeze chutes, blocking stands, livestock crates and head     gates
7.   Feeders (creep and self feeders, wooden or metal)
8.   Other livestock equipment

Recreational and Creative Classes
9.   Bar-B-Q pits
10. Creative Metal Works (metal chairs, lawn furniture,        fireplace equipment, etc.)
11. Creative Wood Works (Book shelves, gun cabinets, towel   holders, etc.)

Tractor Restoration
12.  Tractor Restoration

Trailer Classes
Bumper Pull Type
13. Small utility trailers less than 12 foot
14. Utility and implement trailers
15. Small stock trailers—under 12 foot
16. Stock Trailers
17. Multi-Bale Trailers
18. Other trailers (Welder trailers, dump beds, car haulers, etc.)

Goose Neck Type
19. Gooseneck lowboy and flatbed utility and implement trailers
20. Small gooseneck stock trailers—under 16 foot
21. Gooseneck stock trailers

Restoration or Refurbish
22.    Trailer Restoration
*NOTE:  Trailer size is determined by measuring trailer cargo space, and is measured in increments of feet: (example: A
bumper pull utility trailer measuring 11’ - 10” is considered to be a 12 foot trailer.)  Any project not fitting into a
specific class will be placed into a  class at the discretion of the show superintendents.

AG/Automotive Power Classes
23. Small Gas Engines (Rebuild/Refurbish)
24. Automotive/Diesel Engine (Build/Rebuild/Refurbish)
25. Electrical Mechanical (Starters, alternators, etc.)
26. Automotive Mechanical (Carburetors, etc.)
27. Automotive Accessories