Virginia 4-H member wins lawn tractor contest

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Tyler Burgess in Lafayette, Indiana, at the 2016 National Youth Lawn Tractor Challenge.

Tyler Burgess, a 4-H member from Franklin, Virginia, won the 2016 National Youth Lawn Tractor Challenge on Sept. 27 in Lafayette, Indiana.

The event is designed to give youth participating in lawn tractor-focused educational programs an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the areas of lawn care, business management, lawn and garden tractor operation, and maintenance and safety.

Burgess competed against youth from around the country to win the title. He won after completing a written exam, identifying mechanical parts, and demonstrating safe operation of a lawn tractor through an obstacle course.

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