Members of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) came from across the country to the 2011 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition in Indianapolis, Indiana, according to the Gonzales Inquirer.
Ryan Haass, representing the Devine chapter of the FFA, was crowned the champion of the event. He was awarded a $5,000 prize and the recognition of his fellow high-school age tractor enthusiasts, the news source reported.
A variety of antique tractors were featured in the event, as the various models included restored John Deere machines. The competition was organized to celebrate the young minds who would be the leaders of the industry in the future.
"The Delo Tractor Restoration Competition has the ability to inspire kids to do things they may never have done, or even thought possible," Channing Reeder of the Chevron Products Company told the Inquirer.
The Future Farmers of America is a nationwide organization that celebrates agricultural education and the use of farming equipment in the industry to shape the future, according to the organization's website.