• This contest consists of three different levels - 9th, 10th , and Advanced. The 9th and 10th grade levels are individual contest and the Advanced level is a three person team. The 9th grade level consists of a test, tool identification, bill of materials, and construction of a small wood project. The 10th grade contest is made up of a test, a small welding project, bill of materials, and a power tools test where you are tested on your knowledge and usage of the tool. The Advanced contest contains a hot metal project, a series of tests, and a team practicum. Contestants receive a bronze or silver ribbon for placing in their respective division. Contestants that place in the gold division receive a gold pin to wear on their FFA jackets. The top ten individuals will receive an electric drill in the 9th grade division, an electric jig saw in the 10th, and the advanced participants receive a Leatherman Pocket Tool and a hand tool kit. The high individual in the 9th and 10th grade level receives $150 towards expenses of attending the National Convention in Kansas City. The Advanced Ag Mechanics winner receives a $1000 scholarship to Lake Region at Devils Lake. The high team in the advanced level will advance to Louisville to represent North Dakota.