Members Get in Gear As They Compete in Tractor Driving

On November 2nd, FFA members from all across the Umpqua District loaded up to compete at the Tractor Driving Career Development. Hosted by the Douglas County Farm Bureau at the Fairgrounds, the event is one of the districts most attended CDEs, and brings in many excited members.

In the weeks prior to the event, freshman competitors learned about tractor mechanics, safety, and operation. Today was the day to test their knowledge. Sutherlin FFA members did exceptionally well, taking home two banners. The Advanced Team placed second, and the Beginning Team received first, showing their hard work paid off. Many individuals placed in the top ten as listed below.

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Beginning Individuals:

4- Aubry Brownson

5- Jacob Carrillo

7- Keith Sorenson

8- Eric Blodgett

Advanced Individuals:

2- Bryce Olsen

4- Case Wells

7- Ben Kasal

10- Kyler Wells

11- Conner Grauf