The first FFA Heritage Restoration Award presented during the 23rd Annual Antique Tractor Show went to the Clark County FFA Chapter at George Rogers Clark High School.
Stefan Fink, a high school junior, helped his team take home $2,000 in first-place prize money donated by Purity Dairies and Dean Foods for restoring a Farmall Cub. Jesse Geasley, founder of the Heritage Restoration Award, rewarded the students’ hard work on Sept. 11 in Eagleville, Tenn., ceremony.
Three Tennessee high school FFA chapters also competed in the contest. Coffee County High School, with sponsors Adam Willmore and Christy Brown, bested the other Tennessee schools, winning the $500 second-place prize donated by Farm Credit Services. The Manchester students restored a Tennessee International 350 High Utility.
“The work ethic of these kids showed in everything from their storyboards to the paint job,” Geasley said. “The International 350 entered by Coffee County is a beautiful machine, and I think the top two spots were pretty close.”