Both Jacob Dinterman and Jared Morgan from the Appomattox County High School FFA chapter competed in the State FFA Lawn Tractor Operators Safety Contest at the 2018 State Fair of Virginia. Each student completed a written exam about lawn tractor operation, safety, and lawn maintenance. They also identified common lawn tractor parts and engine components, a variety of turf insects, plants, weeds and seeds. During the practical part of the contest, Dinterman and Morgan each maneuvered a lawn tractor through an obstacle course. Morgan was the 8th high individual. Dinterman was the 4th high individual in the state event.