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Overview      
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)
Division
Category
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 conducted electronically on Thursday, June 11th. Interview times will be scheduled closer to the date.



Displays      
For 2020: Students will submit a pdf of their display for the Agriscience Fair (can be made in Power Point or similar programs that allow you to design your display). Students who do not have access to these programs, or have already developed tri-fold boards, may submit 3-5 photos of their display with at least one photo of the overall display. These files will be due to Jennifer Waters by June 1, 2020. The display does not have to be present on the day of the on-line interviews, but students may chose to have them available for their presentation. 

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 1st Electronic files (pdf) and/or photo(s) of display submitted to Jennifer Waters at     
                        jwaters@ilaged.org. These will be shared with the interview judges. 

June 11th        Agriscience Fair Interviews will be held VIRTUALLY to determine the remaining 75% of the overall score. Official dress is required for this event. Displays are not required, but can 
                        be utilized. Student team members do not need to be present in the same location for the 
                        interview and can each call in from their homes.

July 15th       National Finalist Entries due to National FFA Center online. 

July 23rd National Finalists will be recognized VIRTUALLY as part of the Illinois Association FFA State Convention (more details to follow).

 


AWARDS & RECOGNITION      
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 during the VIRTUAL Illinois FFA State Convention on July 23rd.

   
 
 
     
     
 
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