Students attend technical, mechanical contest

CASSTOWN — Three members of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter recently competed in the State Agricultural Technical and Mechanical Systems Finals Career Development Event at The Ohio State University in Columbus. The contest was formally known as Agricultural Engineering.

The team consisted of Weston Hodge, Nathan Teeters and Hunter Sharp.

The team qualified for the finals after taking online exam and scoring in the Top 10 in the state. The finals contest was hosted by the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Ohio State and consisted of several hands-on practicums.

The team placed eighth in the state. The team received a plaque for their overall placing. The highest placing individual from Miami East was Weston Hodge who placed 17 overall.

During the finals event the contestants welded according to specifications, wired a three-way switch according to specification, and a practicum on machinery systems skills. The team event included calculating manure and manure nutrients application rates according to specifications.