Agricultural Technology Contest

The Agricultural Technology (formerly called the Agricultural Techniques Contest) was initiated in 1961 for the purpose of providing an opportunity to Wisconsin’s high school vocational agriculture students to test their skills and knowledge in multiple aspect of  agriculture.  163 students from 17 high schools participated in the first contest.  The tested skills have varied over the years.

In 1961 there were 9 contests.
Agronomy
Dairy Cattle
Electricity
Farm Management
Livestock
Machinery
Safety
Soils
Welding and Shop Mechanics.

In 1978 there were 12 contests.
Agricultural Mechanics
Agronomy
Animal Products
Dairy Cattle Evaluation
Electricity
Farm Machinery
Farm Management
Farm Tractors and engines
Horticulture
Livestock Management
Meat and Animal Evaluation
Soils

Each year the overall school winners were selected based on each school’s total scored performance in the contests.

Year…..Winning School
1961…..Loyal
1962…..Rice Lake
1963…..Loyal
1964…..Rice Lake
1965…..Colby
1966…..Rice Lake
1967…..Rice Lake
1968…..Mondovi
1969…..Mondovi
1970…..Neillsville
1971…..Neillsville
1972…..Neillsville
1973…..Neillsville
1974…..Neillsville
1975…..Neillsville
1976…..Neillsville
1977…..Neillsville
1978…..Neillsville
1979…..Rice Lake
1980…..Thorp
1981…..Amery
1982…..Amery
1983…..Neillsville
1984…..Bloomer
1985…..Neillsville
1986…..Marshfield
1987…..Neillsville
1988…..Neillsville
1989…..Elmwood
1990…..Bloomer
1991…..Bloomer
1992…..Bloomer
1993…..Bloomer
1994…..Bloomer
1995…..Bloomer
1996…..Marshfield
1997…..Bloomer
1998…..Marshfield
1999…..Bloomer
2000….Marshfield
2001…..Bloomer
2002…..Marshfield
2003…..River Falls
2004…..Bloomer
2005…..Bloomer
2006…..Bloomer
2007…..Bloomer
2008…..Bloomer

Ag Technology Contest 2002

Ag Technology Contest 2002

Ag Technology Contest 1979. Gerald Nolte (right) presenting award.

Ag Technology Contest 1979. Gerald Nolte (right) presenting award.

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