SEPTEMBER 5-15 2019
Utah State Fair

2019 FFA Crops, Floriculture & AG Mechanics

FFA Crops & AG Mechanics

Buddy Deimler, State FFA Advisor
Megan Cook, State Executive Secretary

Entry

Entry is open to all FFA members in Utah, who are registered with teachers of agricultural science and technology in the various high schools of the state and who are active FFA members. Every member who desires to exhibit must properly fill out the entry form and have the agriculture teacher certify that the exhibitor is the sole owner of the exhibit. Except for designated collective exhibits, all entries must be made in the name of the member who owns the exhibit.

Placing & Release of Exhibits
All crops and agricultural mechanics exhibits must be at the Fairpark on Wed, Sept. 4 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Exhibits will be released on Sun. Sept. 15 after 10:00 pm - or when deemed safe by Fair management. Crop exhibits become the property of the Fair to be used or disposed of as they deem proper. Exhibits may also be claimed on Monday, September 16th to avoid the late hour and limited access on Sunday.

Entry Forms
*Important - one exhibitor per entry form and entry form must list the chapter the exhibitor is a member of.
Entry forms must be filled out neatly and completely and must accompany the exhibits at entry time. Each exhibitor must use a separate entry form. Exhibit must be complete before the Fair entry passes will be issued.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

ENTRIES DUE: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm 
ONE ENTRY PER LOT
JUDGING DATE - Friday, September 6, 2019

  • Crops: 8:30 am 
  • Floriculture: 8:30 am 
  • Ag Mechanics: 11:00 am 

FFA Crop
Dept. 923
FFA Crops Exhibit Chairs:

Doug Stokes - Syracuse High School 
Hailey Bass - Bonneville High School 

Purpose

To provide an opportunity for FFA members to: 

  • Display crops that were grown as part of a Supervised Agricultural Experience project. 
  • Promote the knowledge of crop production through competition 
  • Recognize individual and group accomplishments in the area of crop exhibits 
  • Provide an opportunity for the public to develop an appreciation of this important phase of FFA programs

Definitions

  • Box - 11" wide x 15" long - filled, unless quantity specified
  • Plate - 9" x 5" - filled, unless quantity specified 

NOTE: Where there are fewer than five entries in a lot, the judges will determine the relative merits of the exhibits and indicate the premiums accordingly. (A single entry will not necessarily receive first place unless it is worthy of such premium placing.)

Ribbon and Premiums

  • 1st / Blue - $4.00
  • 2nd / Red - $3.50
  • 3rd / White - $2.50

GRAINS - Class A

THRESHED GRAIN
One (1) Quart Bottle Full 
Lot Number 

1. Barley  3. Wheat
2. Oats                              4. Other Threshed Grain - must specify

 

LEGUME SEEDS 
One (1)  Quart Bottle Full 
Lot Number

5. Alfalfa 7. Field Beans
6. Clover 8. Field Peas

 

SHEAF GRAIN / FORAGE CROPS
Sheaf diameter 2" & tied in two places or gallon bag
Lot Number 

9. Alfalfa 13. Haylage
10. Barley 14. Oats 
11. Corn Silage                            15. Wheat
12. Grasses                     16. Other Sheaf Grain/Forage Crop - must specify

 

CORN
Ten (10) ears or Three (3) stalks, tied in three (3) places 
Lot Number

17. Dent - Ears 21. Popcorn - Stalks
18. Hybrid Dent - Ears 22. Silage - Stalks 
19. Indian - Ears 23. Sweet Corn - Stalks 
20. Indian - Stalks   24. Other - Ears - must specify   

 

SUNFLOWER HEADS 
Lot Number 

25. Sunflower Heads

 

VEGETABLES - Class B 
Freshly picked, no canning items*

NIGHTSHADE FRUITS

TOMATO 
Ripe - Five (5) fruit with stem removed - any variety
Lot Number 

1. Large table variety - 2 1/2" & larger        5. Small table variety (10 fruits) - 1/2" to 1"
2. Mature Green 6. Tomatillo
3. Medium table variety - 1" to 2 1/2" 7. Other Tomato varieties - must specify
4. Roma type  

 

PEPPER
Five (5) fruit
Lot Number 

8. Bell - Green 14. Chili - Long Red
9. Bell - Red  15. Chili - Long Yellow
10. Bell - Yellow 16. Habanero
11. Chili - Hot, Green 17. Jalapeno
12. Chili - Hot, Red 18. Sweet Cherry
13. Chili - Long Green 19. Other Pepper - must specify

 

EGG PLANT
Two (2) fruit - any color
Lot Number 

20. Egg Plant

 

BULB CROPS 

ONION
Four (4) bulbs 
Lot Number 

21. Red  23. Yellow Sweet
22. White Sweet 24. Other Onion - must specify

 

LEEK
Three (3) mature plant bunch
Lot Number

25. Leeks

 

GARLIC
Three (3) bulb bunch
Lot Number

26. Garlic

 

PEAS & BEANS

BEANS
Ten (10) pods
Lot Number 

27. Green Beans  29. Other Beans - must specify
28. Yellow Beans  

 

PEAS
Ten (10) Pods 
Lot Number 

30. Green - Edible 31. Pod Green - Shelling Variety 

 

ROOT CROPS
Five (5) roots 
Lot Number 

32. Beets 34. Radish
33. Carrots 35. Turnips

 

COLE CROPS
Two (2) heads
Lot Number 

36. Broccoli 38. Cauliflower
37. Cabbage  

 

CUCURBITS

MELONS
Two (2) fruits
Lot Number 

39. Cantaloupe 41. Watermelon
40. Honeydew              42. Other Melons - must specify

 

PUMPKINS
Two (2) fruits 
Lot Number 

43. Large - over 12" in diameter 45. Miniatures
44. Medium - 6-12" in diameter 46. Other Pumpkins - must specify

 

SUMMER SQUASH
Two (2) fruits
Lot Number 

47. Crookneck 49. Zucchini - Yellow
48. Zucchini - Green            50. Other Summer Squash - must specify

 

WINTER SQUASH
Two (2) fruits
Lot Number

51. Spaghetti 54. Butternut
52. Acorn 55. Hubbard
53. Banana                       56. Other Winter Squash - must specify

 

CUCUMBER
Two (2) fruits
Lot Number 

57. Lemon 59. Slicing
58. Pickling                    60. Other Cucumber - must specify

 

OTHER
Lot Number 

61. Celery - (2)                           64. Other Vegetable - must specify *Not listed 
62. Okra - (4) above
63. Potatoes - (4)  

 

FRUITS - Class C 
*Freshly picked, no canning items*

TREE FRUIT
Five (5) fruit
Lot Number

1. Apples  5. Pears
2. Cherry - 20 pieces 6. Plums 
3. Nectarines                  7. Other Tree Fruit - must specify
4. Peaches  

 

VINE & BUSH FRUIT
Twenty (20) fruit
Lot Number 

8. Grapes 11. Strawberries
9. Blackberries                    12. Other Vine & Bush Fruit - must specify
10. Raspberries  

 

MISCELLANEOUS - Class D
Lot Number

1. Honey - extracted (pint) 4. Eggs - other (dozen)
2. Honey - comb (1 lb.) 5. Extracted Crop Oils (pint)
3. Eggs - white (dozen) 6. Other - must specify

 

RECORD BOOKS & MOUNTED PHOTOS - Class E

1. AET Record Book - Printed and in a Binder
2. Mounted photographs or supervised agricultural experience program - 6 or more pictures mounted, with caption, on 18" x 24" white poster board

FFA Floriculture
Dept. 924
FFA Floriculture Exhibit Chair:
George Wardell - Orem High School 

PURPOSE
To provide an opportunity for FFA members to: 

  • Display projects or arrangements made as part of Agriculture Class Labs and/or as Supervised Agricultural Experience projects 
  • Promote the developmental of skills in floriculture through competition 
  • Recognize individual and group accomplishments in the area of floricuture
  • Provide an opportunity for the public to develop an appreciation of this important phase of FFA programs

FLOWERS - Class A
CUT FLOWERS 
Min (3), Max (7) - must be in vase or jar
Lot Number 

1. Annuals - any type or variety annual 
2. Perennials - any type or variety perennial

DRIED FLOWERS
Lot Number 

3. Single Stem        5. Collection (8-10 pressed)
4. Arrangement   

FRESH ARRANGEMENTS
Lot Number 

6. Bud Vase  10. Every Day - $1-25
7. Corsage or Boutonniere 11. Every Day - $26-50
8. Holiday  12. Every Day - $51-75
9. Sympathy 13. Every Day - $76-100

 

 

FFA Agricultural Mechanics Show
Dept. 925

FFA Agricultural Mechanics Chair:
David Shaffer: Bear River High School

  • Exhibits Due: 3:30-6:00 pm Wednesday, September 4th
    • ​South side of the Livestock Auction Office
  • Judging: 10:00 am Friday, September 6th
  • Exhibits Released: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday, September 16th 

PURPOSE

  • To display projects constructed or refurbished in Agricultural Mechanics Laboratories and/or as Supervised Agricultural Experience projects
  • To promote the development of skills in agricultural mechanics through competition 
  • To recognize individual and group accomplishments in the area of agricultural mechanics based on the Utah Strands and Standards within Agricultural Systems 1, Agricultural Systems 2, Advanced Agricultural Mechanics, and Agricultural Machinery Courses
  • To provide an opportunity for the public to develop an appreciation of this important component of Utah FFA Programs

RULES

  1. All Agriculture Mechanics entries are subject to the 2019 Rules of the Utah State Fair FFA Crops, Floriculture and Agricultural Mechanics Show. 
  2. Exhibitors must be enrolled and attending Agricultural classes in a Utah School AND be a member in good standing of an FFA Chapter within the Utah FFA Association. High school graduates are only eligible if their graduation took place within the last 9 months. 
  3. A project can be exhibited only one time at the Utah State Fair. The exhibit constructed, fabricated or reconditioned must have been completed within one calendar year of the exhibition date. 
  4. Exhibitors must have constructed their projects under the supervision of their FFA Advisor as part of their Supervised Agricultural Experience project in agricultural mechanics area. FFA Chapter projects are accepted in the appropriate classes. 
  5. All projects must be clean, painted, or treated and in presentable condition even though they may have been used. 
  6. Projects in this show are to be based upon the Utah Strands and Standards within Agricultural Systems 1, Agricultural Systems 2, Advanced Agricultural Mechanics, and Agricultural Machinery Courses. Projects determined to be outside of the classes defined below are not eligible in this department and must be entered in other appropriate departments of the Fair. 
  7. Each project must have its own entry paperwork associated with the project. Any project that does not fit in one of the stated classes is not eligible to exhibit. The Utah State Fair FFA Agricultural Mechanics Committee reserves the right to move any entry into another Class or Lot if it is deemed to fit there. 
  8. Precautions will be taken to protect the projects entered: however, neither the Utah State Fair no officials of this committee will be responsible for any loss or damage to any exhibit. Projects may have to be placed on concrete, pavement, or dirt and it will be the exhibitor's responsibility to provide any needed means, within reason, to protect the project during exhibition. Covers or tarps may be used to protect the exhibit but will be furnished and maintained by the exhibitor.
  9. The Utah State Fair reserves the right to display entries as space and quantity allows. It is possible that large projects may be displayed at an alternate location. 
  10. The FFA record book (AET Single Experience SAE Report) is required for all projects entered with the following attachments:
    1. Blueprints of the project (neat paper and pencil drawings are acceptable)
    2. 6 clear pictures of the project, through various stages of design, preparation, and fabrication.
    3. A bill of materials including materials needed, equipment used, etc.
  11. Once the project is entered, the project cannot be removed or used until it has been released from the show. 
  12. No late entries allowed. A gate pass will be issued to each exhibitor at check-in. 
  13. All exhibitor information supplied to Utah State Fair must be filled out completely. 
  14. An individual may collect only one prize money in each lot. 
  15. Classes with less than four (4) entries are subject to be combined with another class. 
  16. Each project must be identified by the appropriate exhibit tag. The Committee Chairman must approve any signs or banners before they are displayed on any projects. 
  17. All safety procedures must be adhered to when displaying projects including, but not limited to: 
    1. Appropriate and safe display stands provided for gates, panels and any other projects needing support. 
    2. Sharp edges and points (as on feeder roofs, bale movers, etc.) must be marked, padded, or covered to prevent injury. 
    3. All trailers and other equipment that are operated on or transported on public roads must be equipped with safety equipment as stated in the latest DOT publication. 
    4. All three-point hitch and P.T.O. operated equipment is to meet ASAE standards and specifications. 

 

JUDGING

The decisions of the judges as well as the announced results will be final. 
Exhibits in the Utah State Fair FFA Agricultural Mechanics Show will be judges in the areas of craftsmanship and engineering. Each area is worth 100 points for a total of 200 points and will be broken down as follows:

Craftsmanship (100 points)

Design and Fit Up  30pts
Weld Quality  30pts          
General Appearance and Finish Work  40pts

Engineering (100 points)

Usefulness/Practical 20pts 
Plans (neat paper & pencil are acceptable) 15pts             
Degree of Difficulty 25pts
Material Selection 20pts
Overall 20pts

Points

Blue:   150 - 200 points
Red:  100 - 149 points 
White:  99 points and below

Ribbons & Premiums

Blue - $20
Red - $17
White - $15

CHAPTER EXHIBITS - Class A
Lot Number
1. Tri-fold Display of projects completed, and skills learned during Agricultural Mechanics courses. (Beginner-Advanced Agricultural Mechanics Program)

2. Class Metal Project

3. Class Wood Project 

TRAILERS - Class B 
*Does not include permanent grill/cooking trailers
Lot Number
1. Bumper Pull Trailers (5000lb gross capacity and above)

2. Bumper Pull Trailers (4999lb gross capacity and below)

3. Gooseneck Trailer (7000lb gross capacity and above)

4. Gooseneck Trailer (6999lb gross capacity and below)

AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT - Class C 
Lot Number 
1. Hay Equipment, Spraying Equipment, Mounted and Pull-Type Equipment, Hydraulic Equipment

2. Shop Equipment

3. Truck, Tractor or Ag Equipment Accessory (Bumpers, Headache Racks, Grill Guards, etc.)

LIVESTOCK, WILDLIFE, & OTHER EQUIPMENT - Class D
Lot Number 
1. Gates and Livestock Panels 

2. Restraining and Working Equipment (Chutes, Stands, Crates, etc.)

3. Creep and Self Feeders

4. Hunting and Wildlife Equipment 

5. Sports Equipment (Skate Rails, Basketball Standards, Shooting Target, etc.)

HOME CONVENIENCE / WOODWORKING PROJECTS - Class E 
Lot Number
1. Small Indoor Furniture/Furnishing (Chairs, Small Tables, Bar Stools, etc.)

2. Large Indoor Furniture (Bookshelves, Gun Cabinets, Large Tables, etc.)

3. Outdoor Metal Furniture (Swings, Benches, Tables, etc.)

4. Outdoor Wood Furniture (Swings, Picnic Tables, etc.)

5. Towable Outdoor Cooking - with tires and lug bolts

6. Non-Towable Outdoor Cooking (Grills, Fire Pits, etc.)

FARM EQUIPMENT RESTORATION - Class F
Lot Number
1. Diesel Engine Tractors (from 1990 and earlier)

2. Gas Engine Tractors (from 1990 and earlier)

3. Tractor Models (from 1991-1998)

4. Farm Trucks (Pickups, Dump Trucks, etc.)

5. Tractor-Driven Farm Implements 

HORSE-DRAWN EQUIPMENT RESTORATION - Class G
Lot Number
1. Transportation (Stagecoaches, Buck Boards, Buggies, Wagons, etc.)

2. Farm & Ranch Equipment (Plows, Mowing Machines, Combine, etc.)

BEST OF SHOW - Class X
*One Winner Per Lot*

Best Individual Crop Exhibit (Class E not included)

  • Rosette
  • $15 Premium 
  • Plaque at State Convention

Best Individual Floral Exhibit

  • Rosette
  • $15 Premium 
  • Plaque at State Convention

Best Individual Ag Mechanics Exhibit
(Class B-G; Workmanship, Difficulty, Records)

  • Rosette
  • $30 Premium
  • Plaque at State Convention

Best Chapter Crop Exhibit
Selected from total amount of premium money earned by a chapter in classes A-D

  • Plaque at State Convention

Best Chapter Floral Exhibit
Selected from total amount of premium money earned by a chapter in class A 

  • Plaque at State Convention

Best Chapter Ag Mechanics Exhibit
Selected from total amount of premium money earned by a chapter in classes A-G

  • Plaque at State Convention