It is estimated that more than 70,000,000 small engines are now in use in the United States. A large percent of these are power labor-saving machines on the farm, around the home, and in agricultural business. Predictions are that this number will continue to increase substantially in future years.
With the acceptance of and dependence on the small engines in providing a source of power in agricultural services, the agriscience curriculum has become increasingly involved with their operation and maintenance. Students are provided learning activities in servicing, operating, maintaining, and repairing small engines.
The purpose of this Career Development Event is to provide students in agriscience and members of the FFA an opportunity to demonstrate their practical working knowledge of the small engine through competition.