Top Tractors and Technology Tapped for Tribute at Iowa State Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lori Chappell   
Monday, 12 August 2013 14:37
DES MOINES, IA (08/12/2013)(readMedia)-- FFA Agricultural Mechanics Technology projects were judged Friday at the 2013 Iowa State Fair. Youth from across the state were recognized for their outstanding exhibits.

Projects were judged on the basis of workmanship, design, usefulness, appearance and safety. Restored tractors were judged on appearance, mechanical work, safety and documentation. Oral presentations by the exhibitor were also considered in the judging of all projects.

Complete results below:

First Year Tractor Exhibitor

1) Cassidy Simmons, Guthrie Center

2) Logan Adair, Truro

3) Scott Evans, Iowa Falls

1958 and Prior

1) Jarad Taylor, New Virginia

2) Collin Fenneman, Clarksville

3) Jacob Miller, Dixon

1959 and Later

1) Matt Tekippe, Manchester

2) Meghan Miller, Dixon

3) Jacob Miller, Dixon

Group of 2 or More Tractor

1) Meghan Miller, Dixon

2) Mount Ayr FFA

3) Dalton Webster, Sigourney

Champion Restored Tractor: Matt Tekippe, Manchester

Restored Farm Equipment

1) Calvin Richardson, Tama

2) Kyle Huber, Wellman

3) Samantha Urmie, Long Grove

Computer Designed Project

1) Derek Anderson, Garner

2) Angela Delariva, Ellsworth

Metal Working/Welding – Small

1) Natalie Johnson, Murray

2) Kayla Kuhnle, Marengo

3) Trevor Stevenson, Wheatland

Metal Working/Welding – Medium

1) Marshal Wilz, Eddyville

2) Matthew Sturges, Rockwell

3) Zachary Neff, Fremont

Metal Working/Welding – Large

1) Bradley Ver Steegh, Oskaloosa

2) Bradley Ver Steegh, Oskaloosa

3) Ben Offenburger, Chariton

Woodworking – Indoor

1) Jami Wiesen, Shenandoah

2) Dylan Riedesel, DeWitt

3) Christian Jorgensen, Griswold

Woodworking – Outdoor

1) Brent Ver Steegh, Oskaloosa

2) Briana Ver Steegh, Oskaloosa

3) Cassidy Simmons, Guthrie Center

"Nothing Compares" to the 2013 Iowa State Fair, August 8-18. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines, and are open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day of the Fair. Exhibit hours may vary. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit

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