Congratulations to the Bleckley County FFA Ag Mechanics Team for winning the State Ag Mechanics competition on February 8, 2014 at Fort Valley State University. The team consisted of Dalton Lucas-1st place individual, Eli Belflower -2nd place, Taylor Harrell-14th place and Ben Jackett. Each team member had to wire an electrical circuit, repair a small engine, arc weld two pieces of metal together, complete a 50 question test and complete a 30 minute problem solving test. Additionally the team had to complete a team activity, which consisted of having to lay out a concrete pad to the proper dimensions, mark the height of the pad, determine how much concrete to buy and the total cost.
Team members were Eli Belflower, Ben Jackett, Taylor Harrell, and Dalton Lucas
The team will be recognized at the Georgia State FFA Convention in May. Also, Dalton and Eli will be recognized on stage at the convention as the top two individuals.
As the state champion, the team will compete at the National Ag Mechanics competition in Louisville, Kentucky next fall