The National FFA Agriscience Fair is a competition for FFA members who are interested in the science and technology of agriculture. It is held each year during the National FFA Convention & Expo.
To qualify for the national agriscience fair students must:
- Be in grades 7 - 12.
- Conduct a scientific research project pertaining to the agriculture and food science industries and present their findings to a panel of judges with a display and a report.
- Be selected as the state winner at their state agriscience fair.
- Be declared by the state FFA association by June 1 through FFA.org.
- Be certified by the chapter advisor by July 15 through FFA.org.
- Submit their full written report and application to the National FFA Organization postmarked by July 15.
- Be selected as one of the top 15 in their respective category and division.
Agriscience Fair Categories and Divisions
Students can compete in the national agriscience fair in one of six categories:
- Animal Systems
- Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems
- Food Products and Processing Systems
- Plant Systems
- Power, Structural and Technical Systems
- Social Systems
Agriscience Fair Divisions
Students can compete in the national agriscience fair as an individual or with a team.
- Division I - Individuals in grades 7, 8 and 9
- Division II - Individuals in grades 10, 11 and 12
- Division III - Teams in grades 7, 8 and 9
- Division IV - Teams in grades 10, 11 and 12
Agriscience Fair Awards
Each participant is given a gold, silver or bronze rating and receives a pin. Cash awards are dependent upon available funds.
The National FFA Agriscience Fair is sponsored by Syngenta, Cargill and John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.