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Trinrud Wins Tractor Safety Contest Held at FTD
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 07/12/2017

A Waupaca High School student has won the State FFA Safe Tractor Operator Contest. Griffin Trinrud placed first in the event, which was held Tuesday in conjunction with Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Kewaunee County.

The competition is scored by the individual's ability to perform various tasks while driving a tractor, as well as the results of a written test.

Anthony Cronick of the Osceola FFA was named runner-up in the contest, and Josh Van Kyke from New Richmond placed third.

Other finalists who competed yesterday were Hunter Gough, Albany; Kollin Stirn, Arcadia; Clayton Hale, Juda; Hunter Wendt, Manawa; Ben Neumann, Osceola; AJ Leofer, Reedsville; Matt Walz, River Ridge; Nash Strauss, Shawano; Brett Koski, Waupaca; Kyle Loehrke, Weyauwega Fremont; and Devin Rettenmund, Wisconsin Heights.

The purpose of the event is to promote and encourage safe and skillful farm tractor operation, in addition to providing members an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of tractor maintenance and safety.

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