The Mercer County FFA Ag Mechanics team takes 1st place at the Section 4 Ag Mechanics Contest this week. The competition was held Thursday. Students competed in 5 different individual areas against the 10 FFA Chapters in Section 4. Placing for Mercer County were: Jarrett Russell- 1st place Carpentry Division, Brandon Mare- 1st place Welding Division, Jake Kisner- 2nd place Electricity Division, Amanda Carlson- 1st place Surveying Division, and Dan Swiger- 1st place Ag Power Division. The team will next compete at the State Ag Mechanics Contest at Parkland Community College in Champaign on May 16th.