Building for Blues

Ag Mech prepares for upcoming competitions


Logan Campbell and Ally Basden

The Ag Mechanic teams have three shows coming up,  April 26 at Blinn College and April 28 at Trinity Valley Community College. The third contest will be the Freestone County Fair in the summer.

“Me and my team are ready for the Blinn College ag mech show,” senior Cale Myers said.

This year, the Fairfield Ag Mech team made two pieces and both received blue ribbons. The team made a 36 foot stock trailer for the Long family, the other project was a flatbed for a 1978 Ford Ranger. The weekend started by arriving at Fairfield High School ag shop at 3:00 A.M.

“We did pretty good at the Houston Livestock Show and very excited for our upcoming shows,” Myers said.

The team left around 3:30, arriving in Houston at 7:00, and got checked in. The first day was for polishing techniques and the presentation of the project. Then the students were allowed to roam the grounds till around 2:00 P.M. The teams then headed to the hotels to settle down for the night. The next day they headed back to the show floor, and showed from 7:00 A.M. till 7:00 P.M. and received the two blue ribbons with minimal critiques. 

Ag Mech is a competition where schools build projects out of metal or wood. The projects can range from trailers to chicken coops, each one being unique and different.