CASSTOWN — Dakota Bashore and Ethin Bendickson recently competed in the District Agricultural and Power Diagnostics (formerly known as Tractor Trouble Shooting) Career Development event hosted at Upper Valley Career Center. Dakota and Ethin are both members of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter at Miami East High School.
During the contest, the team troubleshot two bugs in each of five tractors. They had to identify the problems and fix them in less than 15 minutes. Prior to the contest, they took a test on tractor maintenance and repair.
A special thanks goes to coaches and helpers for the training of the team. The lead coach was Denny Zirkle of Lost Creek Repair. The team also had a practice session with Dave Wagner at Wagner Farm Service.
The team placed 11th in the district out of 18 teams.