PCHS’ Hardin takes 12th in state tractor driving competition

From left, Marti and Steve Hardin watched as son Ben Hardin competed in the NCFFA Tractor Driving Career Development Event

Polk County High School student Ben Hardin placed 12th in the state in the annual North Carolina FFA Tractor Driving Career Development Event, held January 31 at the James Hunt Arena in Raleigh.

More than 30 students from across the state competed in the event, which is designed to encourage the safe and appropriate use of farm tractors in an agricultural setting. Drivers must safely maneuver a tractor with a small trailer through a course with accuracy in the competition.

Hardin finished second among drivers in the Western FFA Region.