TSTC Hosts Students for FFA Tractor Competition

TSTC Hosts Students for FFA Tractor Competition

(WACO) -  Texas State Technical College's Diesel Equipment Technology program hosted on Wednesday a Texas FFA Association Tractor Technician Career Development Event involving seven high school teams from North and Central Texas.

In the Texas FFA Association's Area 5, Weatherford High School placed first, Denton High School came in second and Aledo High School placed third. Weatherford and Aledo high schools are in Parker County.

Academy High School in Bell County won first place for the association's Area 8. Frost High School in Navarro County placed second, Teague High School in Freestone County came in third and Ferris High School in Ellis County placed fourth.

The top three teams from each area will compete in a state FFA tractor competition in March at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Teams of three students took a written test, did a parts identification test and troubleshot John Deere and Kubota tractors donated for the competition by Brazos Valley Equipment and Tipton International, both in Waco. Students drove the tractors once the teams found and fixed the problems.

TSTC's Diesel Equipment Technology program instructors and students created the problems the high school students found in the tractors and served as contest judges.

John Bufford, 21, a TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology - Off-Highway Specialization major from Cleburne scheduled to graduate in May, said he enjoyed working with the high school students.

"It's a pretty fun event," Bufford said. "I was surprised the students came in and started the tractors up."

John Goebel, a TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology instructor and event organizer, said he wanted the high school students to learn about tractor models and consider the technical college in their academic future. He said several current DET students were in FFA in high school.

TSTC offers Diesel Equipment Technology at the Waco, Fort Bend County, Marshall, North Texas and Sweetwater campuses.

For more on the Texas FFA Association, go to texasffa.org.

For more information on TSTC, go to tstc.edu.

Students from seven high schools took part Wednesday in the Texas FFA Association's Tractor Technician Career Development Event at Texas State Technical College in Waco. 

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Feb. 8, 2017


TSTC Communications
Daniel Perry


TSTC Hosts Students for FFA Tractor Competition

(WACO) -  Texas State Technical College's Diesel Equipment Technology program hosted on Wednesday a Texas FFA Association Tractor Technician Career Development Event involving seven high school teams from North and Central Texas.

In the Texas FFA Association's Area 5, Weatherford High School placed first, Denton High School came in second and Aledo High School placed third. Weatherford and Aledo high schools are in Parker County.

Academy High School in Bell County won first place for the association's Area 8. Frost High School in Navarro County placed second, Teague High School in Freestone County came in third and Ferris High School in Ellis County placed fourth.

The top three teams from each area will compete in a state FFA tractor competition in March at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Teams of three students took a written test, did a parts identification test and troubleshot John Deere and Kubota tractors donated for the competition by Brazos Valley Equipment and Tipton International, both in Waco. Students drove the tractors once the teams found and fixed the problems.

TSTC's Diesel Equipment Technology program instructors and students created the problems the high school students found in the tractors and served as contest judges.

John Bufford, 21, a TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology - Off-Highway Specialization major from Cleburne scheduled to graduate in May, said he enjoyed working with the high school students.

"It's a pretty fun event," Bufford said. "I was surprised the students came in and started the tractors up."

John Goebel, a TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology instructor and event organizer, said he wanted the high school students to learn about tractor models and consider the technical college in their academic future. He said several current DET students were in FFA in high school.

TSTC offers Diesel Equipment Technology at the Waco, Fort Bend County, Marshall, North Texas and Sweetwater campuses.

For more on the Texas FFA Association, go to texasffa.org.

For more information on TSTC, go to tstc.edu.



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Students from seven high schools took part Wednesday in the Texas FFA Association's Tractor Technician Career Development Event at Texas State Technical College in Waco. 

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About TSTC

Texas State Technical College serves Texas through 10 campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Fort Bend County, Harlingen, Marshall, North Texas, Sweetwater, Waco and Williamson County. TSTC is the only college in Texas to adopt a funding model based entirely on student employment outcomes - aligning with its purpose of strengthening Texas with a highly skilled, technically competent workforce. Founded in 1965, TSTC celebrated 50 years of service to the state of Texas in 2015.
Texas State Technical College Waco, 3801 Campus Drive, Waco, TX 76705


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                    
Feb. 8, 2017


TSTC Communications
Daniel Perry


TSTC Hosts Students for FFA Tractor Competition

(WACO) -  Texas State Technical College's Diesel Equipment Technology program hosted on Wednesday a Texas FFA Association Tractor Technician Career Development Event involving seven high school teams from North and Central Texas.

In the Texas FFA Association's Area 5, Weatherford High School placed first, Denton High School came in second and Aledo High School placed third. Weatherford and Aledo high schools are in Parker County.

Academy High School in Bell County won first place for the association's Area 8. Frost High School in Navarro County placed second, Teague High School in Freestone County came in third and Ferris High School in Ellis County placed fourth.

The top three teams from each area will compete in a state FFA tractor competition in March at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Teams of three students took a written test, did a parts identification test and troubleshot John Deere and Kubota tractors donated for the competition by Brazos Valley Equipment and Tipton International, both in Waco. Students drove the tractors once the teams found and fixed the problems.

TSTC's Diesel Equipment Technology program instructors and students created the problems the high school students found in the tractors and served as contest judges.

John Bufford, 21, a TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology - Off-Highway Specialization major from Cleburne scheduled to graduate in May, said he enjoyed working with the high school students.

"It's a pretty fun event," Bufford said. "I was surprised the students came in and started the tractors up."

John Goebel, a TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology instructor and event organizer, said he wanted the high school students to learn about tractor models and consider the technical college in their academic future. He said several current DET students were in FFA in high school.

TSTC offers Diesel Equipment Technology at the Waco, Fort Bend County, Marshall, North Texas and Sweetwater campuses.

For more on the Texas FFA Association, go to texasffa.org.

For more information on TSTC, go to tstc.edu.



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Students from seven high schools took part Wednesday in the Texas FFA Association's Tractor Technician Career Development Event at Texas State Technical College in Waco. 

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About TSTC

Texas State Technical College serves Texas through 10 campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Fort Bend County, Harlingen, Marshall, North Texas, Sweetwater, Waco and Williamson County. TSTC is the only college in Texas to adopt a funding model based entirely on student employment outcomes - aligning with its purpose of strengthening Texas with a highly skilled, technically competent workforce. Founded in 1965, TSTC celebrated 50 years of service to the state of Texas in 2015.
Texas State Technical College Waco, 3801 Campus Drive, Waco, TX 76705


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