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January 6, 2023


Ag Mechanics Show 9:00AM

General Store 4:00PM

Premium Sale & Awards Ceremony 6:00PM

Rules & Regulations

Eldon Kothmann Memorial Ag. Mechanics Show
Entry Fee: $10.00 per Project
Entry Deadline: December 1, 2022
Arrival: TBD
Judging: Friday, January 6, 2023 9:00 AM
Sale: Friday, January 6, 2023 6:00 PM
1. Read general rules and regulations.
2. Entries and Entry Fees must be submitted by December 1, 2022. Must either be
distinguished as an individual or group project. All group members must be listed on
entry form.
3. Projects must be constructed by FFA or 4-H members. FFA projects must be constructed
as part of their agricultural mechanics instruction in agriculture science or as part of their
supervised work experience program under the supervision of the AST. 4-H projects
must be constructed under the supervision of the County Extension Agent, Project
Leader or Adult Leader.
4. A project may be exhibited only one time at the MCLSE and construction must have
been started within one calendar year of the conclusion of the previous show.
5. Projects will either be displayed inside the community building or on the south side of the
community building depending on size of the project.
6. Project completeness: Projects do not have to be completely finished for MCLSE. They
should, however, be completed enough to be able to distinguish what they are and how
they are to be used. No structural welds are to be ground without penalty. Grinding is to
be limited to welds that should be ground for functional reasons and/or welds that would
normally be ground for cosmetic purposes.
7. Exhibitors should be dressed appropriately and be with their project when it is to be
judged. Exhibitors should be courteous and helpful to those viewing their project
including the public, show officials and judges.
8. All projects are to be identified. Information should include; Exhibitor(s) Name,
Club/Chapter, and Project Description. Projects may be sold if the exhibitor so
chooses.
9. Awards: Blue and Red quality ribbons will be given. With only the blue ribbons being
considered for placing.
10. Judging system for Projects:
a. Workmanship……………………………………………..25 Points
b. Students’ Knowledge of Project…………………………25 Points
c. Design and Materials…………………………………….20 Points
d. Degree of Difficulty……………………………………….20 Points
e. Documentation (Plans, Bill of Materials, Pictures)…….10 Points
Types of Projects
Division 1: Trailers
1. Utility Bumper Pull Trailer
2. Bumper Pull Stock Trailer
3. Other Bumper Pull
4. Gooseneck Utility Trailer
5. Gooseneck Stock Trailer
6. Other Gooseneck Trailer
Division 2: Ag Machinery and Equipment
1. Farm Equipment (Hay Handling, Hydraulic, and Spraying equipment)
2. Shop Equipment (Oxy-Acetylene Carts, Welding Carts, etc)
3. Shop Tables
Division 3: Pickup Accessories, (mounted to vehicle)
1. Headache Racks
2. Bumpers (Front or Rear)
3. Tool Boxes
4. Truck Beds
5. Dog Boxes
Division 4: Livestock and Wildlife Equipment
1. Gates/Cattle Guards
2. Feeders
3. Squeeze Chutes
4. Panels
5. Livestock Crates
6. Bits, Spurs, Saddles, etc
7. Deer Blinds
Division 5: Outdoor Cooking
1. BBQ Pits
2. Fire Pits
3. Fish Fryer/Woks
Division 6: Home Convenience
1. Indoor Furniture (Metal or Wood)
2. Outdoor Furniture (Metal or Wood)
3. Cooking Accessories