High school students from across the state are showing their most innovative agricultural mechanics projects at the Blinn College-Brenham Campus today (Wednesday) for the 18th annual Agricultural Mechanics Show.

Approximately 80 high schools are showcaseing their finest agricultural mechanics projects at the W.J. “Bill” Rankin Agricultural Complex beginning this morning at 10 a.m., with the closing awards at 4 p.m.

The show features projects developed and designed by students in high school FFA chapters and county 4-H clubs.  Projects are judged on workmanship, design, degree of difficulty, showmanship, and documentation, including pictures of each step.

Projects will be judged in five categories: agriculture machinery and equipment, livestock and equipment, trailers, recreation, and engines. The winners of each category will be awarded a Blinn scholarship.  There also will be an on-site welding contest at 1 p.m. and cutting torch contest at 2 p.m.

Blinn’s Agricultural Sciences Program is roughly four times the size of any other two-year agricultural program in the state and offers agriculture classes on all of its campuses, with the W.J. “Bill” Rankin Agricultural Complex serving as the program’s hub.

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PHOTO – From left: Payton Bancroft, Raul Rodriguez, Martin Beltran and advisor Joey Perez of Kerens FFA won the 2017 Blinn College Agricultural Mechanics Show grand championship.
(Photo courtesy: Richard Bray)

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