Both Andy Gallier and Karoy Jones from the Appomattox County High School FFA chapter competed in the State FFA Lawn Tractor Operators Safety Contest at the 2019 State Fair of Virginia.
Gallier did well in the event, and Jones was the 6th highest individual in the state event.
Each student completed a written exam about lawn tractor operation, safety and lawn maintenance. They also identified common lawn tractor parts and engine components, a variety of turf insects, plants, weeds and seeds.
During the practical part of the contest, Gallier and Jones each maneuvered a lawn tractor through an obstacle course.
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