245 South Pier Road
Narragansett, RI 02822
provided for FFA Landscape Exhibits will be
15 feet across the front and 10 feet deep.
The Competition is open to all FFA Chapters
in Rhode Island.
A Chapter sign will be displayed
in each exhibit after judging. A sketch 22”x
with clear plastic to protect from rain and
water), which identifies plant materials in
exhibit, shall be erected in the left front
corner of the exhibit.
of the exhibit shall be the primary objective.
The rear of the exhibit has a six-
foot wall, but there is no limit to the height,
which may be used.
No less than five types
of live plant materials will be used and they
shall be of good type
and condition (balled or containers).
be judged Wednesday.
The criteria by which the FFA Landscapes Exhibits
will be judged are as follows:
1st -$125, 2nd-$100, 3rd, 4th, 5th- $75
Ed Spincer and Megan Rogers
59 Rocky Hill Road
Scituate, RI 02857
Advisors: Joan Selfridge - Scituate; Malaree
Searle and Loren Andrews - Ponaganset; Stacie
Christine Haberek - Chariho; Gregory Breene
and Meredith Ashworth - Narragansett
RI FFA members must
be or have been enrolled in a High School Ag Program
for the current year. A team consists of two members.
A team consisting of a boy and a girl will compete
with the boys!
The Chairman will
provide splitting mauls and axes. Every team must
bring their own saw! Cant hooks will be available
Decision of the Judges
is final. Judges reserve the right to disqualify
anyone for unsportsman- like conduct or for safety
Team members will roll a
log on rails (2x4) a distance of 30-40 ft.
Girls-one way, Boys down and back! If the
log rolls off the rail it must be brought
back to that point, placed back on the rail
before the team may continue. The log is
12 inches longer than the rails are wide.
Team members will drag a
log with a two-man log carrier. Girls will
drag the log 30-40 feet-Boys 60-80 feet.
Team members will throw
6 pieces of pulp 20 feet and have them land
between two stakes four feet apart. They
will throw as many as they can in 2 minutes.
If they step over the line a deduction will
occur.The time allowed will be two minutes.
Team members will be asked
to split 5-7 dots each on a chopping block.
There is no time limit. The axe must be
over the member’s head and drop to
split the dot.
Team members will split
wood for 2 minutes. They will place the
wood in a barrel with a 5-inch hole in the
top. No round wood can be pushed into the
barrel. The wood will be measured by volume.
Team members will saw an
8x8 inch pine cant. Girls will make 2 cuts
- Boys 3 cuts.
Team members will gather
firewood, can of water, match, and fire-starter
bag from the four corners of the ring. Each
member of the team may carry only one item
at a time back to his or her stand in the
middle of the ring. The team to boil the
water first-places first!
will be presented to the top overall male and
Premiums for high score foreach event.
Greg Breene/Bill Hamilton
Narragansett High School
245 South Pier Road
Narragansett, RI 02822
manure spreader, one axle steering, 4 wheel wagon,
skid steer, and tractor loader operation , tool
and parts id , and general knowledge test as per
Big E rules. Eligibility: R.I. FFA members must be or have
been enrolled in a high school Ag/Ag science program
for the current year.
Corresponding Big E score sheets for each of the
above areas will be used during contest in evaluating
contestants on each piece of equipment.
Contestants must take a 25 question multiple choice
tests on safety and tractor operation. A 25 question
tool and parts Id must also be completed.
The contestants will drive to the starting line
and follow the course outlined by the judge. Time
starts on signal from official starting point and
stops when contestant returns to this point.
In spotting the tractor and manure spreader, the
contestant must come to a stop, set the brakes and
put the gear shift in neutral or park and indicate
that he is finished spotting.
The contestant will hitch only the 4 wheel wagon.
The contestant will backup to the drawbar, dismount
the tractor and hitch the wagon. The contestant
will make the hitch without moving the wagon forward
more than an inch. The contestant will backup to
the 2 wheel wagon and tell the judges when to hitch
the trailer. At that time the judges will measure
distance from the hitch to the trailer as per the
contestant will be allowed 10 minutes for each tractor
event. The contestant will be notified at 8 minutes
that 2 minutes remain in the contest. If the contestant
has not finished the event in ten minutes, they
will be stopped by the judge and the 1000 point
will be disqualified if they dismount
to observe clearance. Contestants will be allowed
to correct their direction in the figure eight portion
of the 2 wheel wagon. If they must be alerted to
their mistake in direction they will be disqualified.
a contestant fails to back the spreader within the
allotted time, measurements will be taken from the
closest point of the spreader to the rear of the
may be disqualified if they are
observed not following safety standards which may
endanger themselves or the public.
tractor loader event will run as per the Big E rules
and course setup. Contestants will follow proper
safety procedures as they relate to using a tractor
with a loader.
Judges decisions are final.
should arrive on site 30 minutes prior to the start
of the contest for a briefing of the rules and to
familiarize themselves with the equipment.
1st-$50.00 2nd -$30.00 3rd-- $20.00
Christina Haberek, Chariho High School
Time: Thursday during Dairy Show | Ring
A special class for
Rhode Island FFA Dairy Showmanship will be held
after Jr. Classes at the Open Dairy Show. This competition
is designed to encourage all FFA Members to participate
regardless of experience. No penalties will be given
for dress; however, participants should wear boots
for safety reasons. Each RI FFA chapter may enter
four showmen. Animals will be drawn at 7:30am. Each
showman will wash and groom the animals in this
class. The winner will represent RI at the Regional
FFA Showmanship Contest at Eastern States Exposition.
Plaque to winning chapter and medal to top three