Two rivals from the Aledo FFA ag mechanics obtained a record-breaking bid on their venture on the San Antonio Inventory Present final week, receiving a complete of $ 28,500 on the public sale.
Aledo FFA had eight college students competing with 4 totally different tasks. College students are awarded a blue, crimson or white ribbon relying on the standard of workmanship, data of the venture, venture presentation, development supplies, diploma of problem and basic look.
“You have to obtain a blue ribbon to be thought-about for prime of your class. So our purpose is to have blue ribbons on Judgment Day, ”mentioned FFA Advisor Aledo and Agriscience Professor Kody Knight.
All of the Aledo college students who competed obtained a blue ribbon for his or her tasks.
Wyatt Pritchard constructed a 26 foot gooseneck hydraulic dovetail trailer; Kollen Furr constructed a cellular fodder for sheep; the four-man staff of Byran Behrens, Logan Dalton, Austin Martin and Kevin Souza constructed a 16-foot cellular hen coop. Pritchard positioned second in his class and obtained items of kit – a welder, welding helmet, grinder and private protecting gear – valued at $ 1,000.
Sean McCarthy and Corbin Haber have been awarded first place within the trailer division, securing them a spot within the Agricultural Mechanics Market competitors.
“Solely 20 entries are chosen annually to take part within the public sale,” mentioned Jane McCarthy, the Aledo Rodeo staff sponsor. “These two boys put in their very own electrical energy, did all of the cuts and welds, and painted all the trailer themselves. They each used their very own cash to purchase all the required supplies and it was an actual labor of affection.
In line with Knight, market competitors is the place college students take a written gross sales check after which promote and supply a gross sales pitch for his or her tasks within the hopes of being a part of the dwell public sale.
“The teaser [Haber and McCarthy] constructed offered for an unprecedented quantity of $ 23,500, ”Knight mentioned. “The very best supply ever obtained on the agricultural mechanics market. An extra $ 5,000 has been added to the supply, bringing the overall to $ 28,500. “
Knight mentioned the earlier excessive was $ 16,000, set final 12 months.
“The trailer was bought by San Antonio Inventory Present CEO Cody Davenport,” Knight mentioned.
McCarthy praised Aledo FFA and Knight for all of the laborious work.
“[Knight] allows these youngsters to construct their goals whereas continually supporting them each step of the best way, ”she mentioned. “He spends numerous hours serving to them meet their deadlines – he is key to the success of the ag mechs program.”
Haber and McCarthy will be capable of present their trailer in Houston this month earlier than delivering it to Davenport.