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The Agriscience Fair is held at the State FFA Convention and is open to all dues paying FFA members in grades 7 through 12. The Agriculture Science Fair allows students to enter research projects in one of six categories, with each category having six divisions.

A National FFA Agriculture Science Fair is conducted at the National FFA Convention and Illinois FFA Staff will review materials and declare Illinois FFA’s National entries. If they are selected as one of the Top 10 in their respective category during pre-qualifying national judging, they will be invited to compete at the National AgriScience Fair during the National FFA Convention in the fall.

Click Here to Register by April 15th      
Click on the link above to register.

You will need to know the following information: 
Participant Name(s)
Participant E-mail(s) - make sure this address can receive e-mails from outside of the school district
Teacher Name(s)
Teacher E-mail(s)
Project Title
Purpose - limited to 500 characters
Procedure - limited to 1000 characters

CHANGES FOR 2020      

NEW FOR 2020: The written report must be e-mailed to the Agriscience Fair Superintendent by May 1st in a Word document for review by a panel of judges. The written report will be scored prior to the day of the event. Scores from the written report will count as 25 percent of the overall score. Interview judges will not see the scores from the written report and the convention interview score will account for 75 percent of the overall score.

NEW FOR 2020:
Presentations will be made to judges at a pre-determined interview time. The exhibitor will have an easel to utilize for the display.

Time Line for 2020 Agriscience Fair      

Illinois FFA Agriscience Fair Timeline/Due Dates - 2020

April 15th         Deadline to enter projects into the Illinois FFA Agriscience Fair via Google Form

April 20th         Applications will be reviewed by the fair superintendent to determine agriculture 
                         relevance of the project and insure all projects are entered in the proper category and that                               the project is scientific in nature. Participants/Advisors will be notified of any category                                   changes or concerns.

May 1st            Written reports will be e-mailed to the Agriscience Fair superintendent. Reports will be 
                         shared with reviewers by the second week of May.

May 29th          Written reports will be evaluated by two reviewers with the average score serving as 
                        25% of the overall score for the Illinois Association FFA Agriscience Fair.

June 9th          Agriscience Fair Interviews will be held to determine the remaining 75% of the overall 
                        score. Official dress is required for this event. Participants should only bring their display.

Schedule for Day of the Event

9:00 a.m.         Judges Check-In in Designated Area
9:15 a.m.         Judges Meeting and Review of Materials/Expectations
9:30 a.m.         Students will be interviewed by a qualified committee at designated 
                           interview times (15 minutes in length and 5 minutes to set-up). Lunch        
                           and parking garage vouchers will be provided to judges.

June 10th         National Finalists will be recognized on stage at the Illinois Association FFA State 
                        Convention (more details to follow). There will not be a dinner in 2020.

June 11th         Displays can be removed from the Illinois Association FFA State Convention.

June 25th         National Finalist Entries due to National FFA Center online.

July 1st           Deadline for FFA Advisors to certify national entries online. 


Through generous sponsorship, we do have stipends available for 2020 for those members who are selected to represent Illinois at the National FFA Convention.  

All National Entry Candidates (winners of each division/category) will be recognized on stage during the Illinois FFA State Convention on the morning of Wednesday, June 10th during the 3rd Session. There will not be an award dinner in 2020. 

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