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Richardson tractor wins grand champion in ag mechanics


Jared Richardson of the Petrolia FFA, with help from schoolmate Will Morath earned grand champion in the inaugural Clay County Junior Livestock Show ag mechanics competition with a restored 1945 John Deere D-model tractor. Richardson also won senior showmanship.

Results in the ag mechanics show are as follows:

Ag Mechanics

  • Grand Champion — Jared Richardson, Petrolia FFA, 1945 John Deere D
  • Reserve Grand Champion — Tyler Gallagher, Bellevue FFA, 18-foot utility trailer


  • Senior showmanship — Jared Richardson, Petrolia FFA
  • Junior showmanship — Dylan Throckmorton, Bellevue FFA

Results by Class

Agricultural machinery — First place, Cole Davis, Petrolia FFA, single bale hay buggy.

Livestock equipment — First place, Dylan Throckmorton, Bellevue FFA, goat walker; second, Breannah Malaer, Bellevue FFA, ATV cattle guard.

Recreational, creative and wildlife equipment — First place, Thomas Ramsey, Petrolia FFA, mobile fire pit ; second, Brandon Cannon, Midway FFA, duck blind; third, Brent Jones, Midway FFA, deer stand.

Trailers— First place, Tyler Gallagher, Bellevue FFA, 18-foot utility trailer; second, John Grunseich, Bellevue FFA, diesel trailer; third, Tyler Terry, Bellevue FFA, 14-foot utility trailer.

Tractor Restoration — First place, Jared Richardson, Petrolia FFA, 1945 John Deere D.


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