The Houston Livestock and Rodeo show will once again be holding its annual state FFA Tractor Technician contest. Teams of high school students compete against each other in a race to find the most and repair five mechanical defects in a tractor.
Lansdowne-Moody looks to continue its long-time commitment to encouraging agricultural enthusiasm among the next generation. The company provided a tractor and owner’s manual for up-and-coming tractor enthusiasts at Paetow High School, part of Katy ISD, to use for practice.
That generosity paid off when the high school team recently competed at the Area 3 Tractor Technician Career Development Event (CDE) on January 25th. The Paetow squad ended up winning first place, making them eligible to compete in the state contest being held at the HLSR event on March 11th.
Students gain valuable experience from being exposed to the actual nuts and bolts of handling and repairing such large, often complex equipment. Acquiring this level of knowledge now allows them to gain an appreciation for the hard work and level of detail needed to keep their machinery going.
The Best in Houston
Lansdowne-Moody prides itself on being the best provider, renter, and servicer of tractors and equipment in Houston and the surrounding area. They aid customers in tackling the tough jobs that come with operating and maintaining farms, large municipal spaces for towns and cities, and other tasks requiring them to operate agricultural equipment.
The company looks forward to watching the students of Paetow High School apply the knowledge gained through their practice into another winning strategy at this year’s FFA Tractor Technician contest.