PITTSYLVANIA CO., Va. — If a farmer's tractor is broken or an engine needs rebuilding, can you help repair it?
That's two of several timed tasks students were given Wednesday in Pittsylvania County for the Southside Future Farmers of America Career Development Rally at the Olde Dominion Agriculture Complex outside Chatham.
It was a competition to see who's the best, and fastest in this area.
Future Farmers of America students from 14 schools in Southern Virginia actually didn't get a grade on how well they did.
Wednesday morning students had 15 minutes to find, diagnose and fix a problem with four tractors.
It was usually a lose plug, faulty breaks or a dead engine.
Inside, another group of students had to build a motor after learning all its parts, and it had to work, which was an all morning challenge.