SENECA FALLS, NY – July 29 is the pre-registration date for students interested in competing in the New York State FFA Welding Contest at the 2015 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls.
Students compete as teams of two or individually for certificates. Active FFA students will be scored and compete for $2,250 in scholarship funds: $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place, $500 for third 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, and are judged on professional appearance, attitude, preparedness and safety.
Contest sponsors include Haun Welding and Briggs and Stratton Power Products of Munnsville.
To pre-register for the August 13 competition, contact contest coordinators Johanna Bossard, 315-824-6386, [email protected], or Professor Fred Bach at Morrisville State College, 315-684-6299, [email protected]
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 New York State FFA 4-H Tractor Safety Contest will also be held on August 13 at the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeast.
Learn more at www.empirefarmdays.com.