Department 12 – Agricultural Mechanics

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Deliver entries to Building #2 on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 1 – 4 PM
Pick up Non-Sale Entries Saturday, June 15, 2019 1-3 pm

Best of Show – Belt Buckle & Rosette
Best of Division – Directors Chair & Rosette
Danish System of Judging

DIVISION 33 Medium Projects:
Overall 1
st Place $200.00, Overall 2nd Place $150.00, Overall 3rd Place $100.00
DIVISION 34 Large Projects:
Overall 1
st Place $1,000.00, Overall 2nd Place $750.00, Overall 3rd Place $500.00
NEW!! Division 36 Group Projects:
Ribbons 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

Special Awards Sponsored by Delta-Cal FFA Section
FFA Agricultural Mechanics Exhibitor Sweepstakes (Medium projects and equipment)
FFA Agricultural Mechanics Chapter Sweepstakes (Medium projects and equipment)
Outstanding FFA Wood Project & Outstanding FFA Welding Project

Awards will be given at Awards Ceremony following Master Showmanship at 5 pm Friday, June 14th, 2019

Note:  Premiums – Only one cash award per place per Division. If the Exhibitor chooses to sell the project in the Auction Sale on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 then Exhibitor would forfeit the division winning award money and receive the auction money.  The Exhibitor must set a minimum bid on the project.  See the Auction Rules for details.  

  1. Open to all eligible youth residents of San Joaquin County or FFA members who attend a San Joaquin County District School  
  2. Exhibitors must make or repair entire project themselves, although exhibitor need not own exhibit.  Must be the product of students as a regular part of instruction in agricultural mechanics for the past year. 
  3. No exhibitor may enter more than one article from the same pattern with the exception of Division 34.
  4. Weld joints should not be ground off as grinding removed 60% to 70% of the strength of the weld. 
  5. Electrical wiring boards will be judged according to the rules set forth by the National Electric Code. 
  6. All entries (Individual and group) must have a complete Bill of Materials for each project.  The bill must be displayed with the project. 

Division 33 – Medium Projects 

Medium Projects – construction costs should be between $25.00 and $150.00                                                                 

1. Sheet metal$3.00
2. Welding$3.00
3. Woodworking$3.00
4. Any other item, specify$3.00

Division 34 – Large Projects 

Equipment – Construction Cost should be between $151.00 and $5,000.00    

1. Between $151.00 and $500.00$5.00
2. Between $501.00 and $1,000.00$5.00
3. Between $1,001.00 and $3,000.00$10.00
4. Between $3,001.00 and $5,000.00$10.00
5. Over $5001.00$10.00

Division 35 – Equipment Repair, Rebuild, Remodel      

1. Less than $500.00 to repair or refurbish$5.00
2. $501.00 and over to repair or refurbish$5.00

NEW!! Division 36 – Group projects

1. 4-H Club/FFA chapter entries involving 2 or more students$3.00
  1. Students names must be listed on the materials list attached to the project.
  2. Entry must have an expense list of materials attached to project.
  3. Only projects that earn a blue ribbon can be sold in the auction.
  4. For group projects that sell at the auction, the auction check will be issued to the club/chapter entered.
  5. At least one uniformed member must be present at the auction during the sale of the item.

FFA Exhibits Judging Criteria

-Usefulness, Education Value
Quality of Workmanship35%
-Design, Neatness, Safety
Amount of Work35%
-Size of Job, Level of Difficulty
-Usefulness, Education Value
Quality of Workmanship35%
-Design, Neatness, Safety
Amount of Work30%
-Size of Job, Level of Difficulty
Overall ConstructionUp to 40 points
– Joints are square and flush
Wood presentation is commensurate with the type of project
Preparation for Finish Up to 30 points
FinishUp to 30 points
  1. Best Weld
  2. Best Finish
  3. Unique Design
  4. Plasma Project
  5. Directors Choice
  6. Community Choice (Voting by the Community During AgFest) 

Projects in Department 12 – Divisions 33, 34 & Group Project 36

This auction will take place Saturday, June 15th, 2019 during the Livestock Auction in the Elmer and Diana Muller Show Ring approximately noon between the Livestock animals. Small items can be carried through the livestock sale ring, large items will be on display only. Exhibitors must be present at the ring to represent their project. A slide show photo and a catalog of sale items to be provided to buyers.  

  1. Only those projects earning a 1st-place award are eligible for the auction. 
  2. Student is allowed to sell only one Ag Mechanics project, however the exhibitor may also have one animal in the sale. 
  3. Only the top 20 total projects will be allowed in the Sale. 
  4. Projects earning such status will be deemed “meeting industry standards,” thus ensuring the buyer of a quality project.  
  5. In order to be able to sell, individuals or groups must declare their project for sale on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 by submitting an Intention to Sell form at check in and establishing the minimum bid for the project.
  6. When submitting this Intention to Sell form, 2-3 photos of the project must also be submitted via email to AGFESTSHOW@GMAIL.COM by Saturday, June 8st, 2019.  
  7. Students will be responsible for moving their large auction items to the sale area as directed by the Ag Mechanics Superintendent on Friday, June 14th, 2019.  
  8. Students must be present at the sale ring when their item is being sold (unless you have a Hog being sold at the same time). 
  9. Projects that sell through the auction are subject to the 7% commission fee. 
  10. Students whose minimum bid is not met must remove their item on Saturday following the sale.  The Student will then be eligible for the Premium. 
  11. Payment to student or group will be made within 45 days of the sale or when payment is received from buyer.
  12. If you intend to sell a project in the Auction Sale, please send buyer letters to inform buyers of your project and the NEW process of selling the item at the Auction. Also, inform buyers that they need to pick up their purchases on sale day by 7 pm, and pay for all of their purchases the day of the sale.  
  13. Please thank your buyer for their purchase. 

Saturday, June 15th, 2019 1 to 3 pm.
For early release please talk to Superintendent upon check-in