The National FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes student researchers studying the application of agricultural scientific principles and emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises. The agriscience fair is for middle and high school students. Participation begins at the local level and progresses to state and national levels.
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 10 through FFA.org.
- Submit their full written report and application to the National FFA Organization postmarked by July 10.
- Be selected as one of the top 12 in their respective category and division.
Agriscience Fair Categories and Divisions
Agriscience Fair Categories
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 Science
Agriscience Fair Divisions
Students can compete in the national agriscience fair as an individual or with a team.
- Division 1 – individual member in grades 7 and 8
- Division 2 – team of two members in grades 7 and 8
- Division 3 – individual member in grades 9 and 10
- Division 4 – team of two members in grades 9 and 10
- Division 5 – individual member in grades 11 and 12
- Division 6 – team of two members in grades 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.
Agriscience Fair Title Sponsors
Agriscience Fair Pathway Sponsors