Virginia Tractor Operator Rules (Senior)



Event Format

Team of One

Must Win Area Event to Compete at State Event


Register Teams Here


Tractor Operator


The Tractor  Operator  CDE requires students to demonstrate their skills in diagnosing tractor maintenance problems, safety, and operating skills through the following events.

     1) Written and Practical Exams

     2) Operating a tractor with two-wheel implement attached

     3) Operating a tractor with four-wheel implement attached

The State Tractor Operator Event is held at the Virginia Beef Expo. Each FFA area is permitted one senior individual in the state event. Areas will host their own Tractor Operator event to determine state qualifiers. State qualifiers should register for the state event by April 1st. 

Date: April 17, 2020 

Please arrive by 12:30 pm; we will start as soon as Cattle Working  contest has been completed.  Lunch is not provided.

Event Location: Rockingham County Fair Grounds


Entry Fee: $5 per student

Checks Made Payable:

Virginia FFA Association

115 Hutcheson Hall

Blacksburg, VA 24061

**We will be using the rules posted currently on this page for the 2019 event.

​​​Local Lodging Options

Hampton Inn South

43 Covenant Drive

Harrisonburg, VA 22801


Active senior FFA members (must be 14) who have won their respective division at the area level may participate in the state event.  Students compete at the senior level, will only be eligible for senior team and/or individual recognition and awards.

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