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Students to troubleshoot tractors for competition

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Pettisville High School students Nathan Betz, left, and Dexter Aeschliman competed in last year's competition.

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Ready, set, tractor.

Students from area high schools will compete Friday in the 20th annual FFA District 1 Agricultural and Industrial Diagnostics contest at Owens Community College.

The competition, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., features two-person teams who will locate, identify, and repair a tractor problem.

A panel of 10 judges, including industry representatives and faculty from the college’s Transportation Technologies Center in Perrysburg Township, will assess students’ tractor expertise.

Students from Ayersville High School, Bowling Green High School, Delta High School, Elmwood High School, Fairview High School, Four County Career Center, Genoa High School, Liberty Center High School, Otsego High School, Patrick Henry High School, Penta Career Center, and Woodmore High School will compete. They were chosen based on scores from a written exam.

The top team will compete in the state championship.

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