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  Tractor Operator  
The Tractor Operator CDE requires students to demonstrate their skills in diagnosing tractor maintenance problems, safety, and operating skills through the following events.
1) Written and Practical Exams
2) Operating a tractor with two-wheel implement attached
3) Operating a tractor with four-wheel implement attached

The State Tractor Operator Event is held at the Virginia Beef Expo. Each FFA area is permitted three senior individuals in the state event. Areas will host their own Tractor Operator event to determine state qualifiers. For 2023, we will allow up to three members per area. State qualifiers should register for the state event by April 8th.

Date: April 13, 2023.
Arrival time TBA. Start time is 9:00, but this will be a "compete and go" set up. Members will arrive at scheduled times. Lunch is not provided.

Event Location:
Rockingham County Fairgrounds

Entry Fee:
$5 per student

Checks Made Payable:
Virginia FFA Association
115 Hutcheson Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

**We will be using the rules posted currently on this page for the 2023 event.

Local Lodging Options
Hampton Inn South
43 Covenant Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Active senior FFA members (must be 14) who have won their respective division at the area level may participate in the state event. Students compete at the senior level, will only be eligible for senior team and/or individual recognition and awards.

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Virginia Tractor Operator Rules (Senior) 5/27/2020 504 KB

Event Information
Event Format:
-Team of One
-Must be in top three at Area Event to Compete at State Event
-For 2023 - Top 3 in the area may compete at state contest

2023 FFA Registration
2023 4H Registration

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