Collins-Maxwell FFA News

Staff Writer
Tri-County Times
Collins-Maxwell FFA News

The Collins-Maxwell FFA constructed its annual ERTL Display at the 2015 Story County Fair. The display theme for this year was soil conservation. The display concentrated on some wind and water conservation methods that farmers adapt to save soil. Some of the practices displayed were buffer strips, CRP - Conservation Reserve Program, contour farming, strip cropping, terraces, no-till and grass waterways.

FFA members started with a blank board and they create the various methods using foam, plaster paper, soil and vegetation. The key ingredients for the display are ERTL 1/64th scale construction and farming equipment. FFA members have to design the display so the various methods are represented accurately. It takes several hours to complete the display.