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NYS FFA Welding Contest
at Empire Farm Days


Seneca Falls, NY; July 2, 2014 – Students interested in competing in the New York State FFA Welding Contest at the 2014 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls on Thursday, August 7 are encouraged to pre-register by July 31.

All students are welcome to compete as teams of two or individually for certificates, however, only active FFA students will be scored and compete for $2,250 in scholarship funds ($1,000 for 1st Place, $750 for 2nd Place, $500 for 3rd Place) from Morrisville State College. Awards are also presented for High Team performance.

Each student must perform three welds with two different types of welding equipment provided by Haun Welding. Contestants also complete a metal identification quiz and multiple choice quiz. The students are also judged on professional appearance, attitude, preparedness and safety.

Contest sponsors include Clinton Tractor & Implement, the Calidonna Family, Haun Welding, and Briggs and Stratton outdoor products manufacturer of Munnsville, NY.

To pre-register, contact contest coordinators Johanna Bossard, 315-824-6386, jbossard@hamiltoncentral.org, or Charles Ax III, assistant professor of agricultural engineering at Morrisville State College, axcj@morrisville.edu. A list of equipment to bring to the contest will be provided.

Students may also register on-site at 9 am on contest day; the competition begins at 9:30am at the contest area next to the Field Demonstrations.

The New York State FFA/4-H Tractor Safety Contest will also be held on Thursday, August 7 at the 2014 Empire Farm Days.

Empire Farm Days covers 300 acres and is the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeast. Learn more at www.empirefarmdays.com.

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