The National FFA Agriscience Fair

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.

To qualify for the National FFA 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 fairs.
  • Be declared by the state FFA association by June 1 through MyAgCN.
  • Be certified by the chapter advisor by July 15 through MyAgCN.
  • 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

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 Systems

Agriscience Fair Divisions

Students can compete in the national agriscience fair as an individual or with a team.

  • Division I - Indiv​iduals 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 dependent upon available funds.

Sponsors

The National FFA Agriscience Fair is sponsored by Syngenta, Cargill and John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Syngenta Logo Cargill John Deere

Agriscience Fair Pathway Sponsors

Plant Systems – Bayer CropScience
Power, Structural and Technical Systems—John Deere
Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems – PotashCorp