Chris Dible, member of the Big Walnut–DACC FFA Chapter, has received a grant from the Titan Tire Company for his Supervised Agricultural Experience Project.
Students in agricultural education classes have the opportunity to complete a Supervised Agricultural Experience Project as an extension of skills they have learned in class. The purpose of this project is for students to get an opportunity to explore an area of interest in depth and develop skills that will benefit them in the future.
Chris Dible and his father, John, worked on the application for the tires. Chris has received two front tires and two rear tires, valued at approximately $1,500, completely free of charge. Chris is restoring a 1965 Case 930 tractor that has been sitting outside of his grandmother’s farm unused.
When complete, Chris plans to enter the tractor in the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition.
While attending the National FFA Convention this past October, Chris saw the booth and decided to ask about the competition. A representative from the competition told him about the tire opportunity, so he decided to pursue it.
Chris has been an actively involved freshman member of the Big Walnut–DACC FFA Chapter. He has been a member of the state-winning Greenhand Quiz Career Development Event Team, and has also competed in Parliamentary Procedure and Poultry Management. Chris would like to continue his education with the hope of one day taking over the family farm.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is composed of 649,335 members belonging to one of 7,757 chapters throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.