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  Casey Bolin  1/21/2020 11:06:00 AM  
     
 

Start Projects Now for District 5 Ag Science Fair - March 4th



District 5 Ag Ed AgriScience Fair 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 

Set-up by 5:30 pm at the Mt. Vernon High School - Cafeteria



Click here to register prior to March 1st. 



7-12 grade agriculture students are eligible as an individual or group.  All students should receive a framed certificate with A, B, or C rating. Top cash prizes for best 5-10 projects. This event is not a requirement for a student to compete at the state AgriScience Fair but is a good "practice" before the state event.  


Two components of the Fair Project are:

1 - Project Report   

  • Title Page

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Literature Review

  • Materials and Methods

  • Results

  • Discussion and Conclusions

  • References

  • Acknowledgements

Reply to this email for past student project reports.   

Click for FFA.org resources and attached explanation of report area.


2 - Tabletop or free standing display not to exceed a 4'x8' area.

  • Include project title, division, student name, and school.

  • Include pictures, data tables and graphs.


Student interview by a judge - about 5-10 minutes

-Review District 5 scoresheet

-Introduce yourself 

-Explain your project...What did you set out to do?

-What was the purpose?

-What happened and why?

-What was accomplished?

-What were the final results?

Judging Criteria

-Appropriateness of the project: agriculture/science relationship

-Neatness and creativity of the display

-Information and data in the report

-Organization and grammatically correct in the report

-Knowledge of the project

-Amount of work done

-Speaking ability 

Best Practices

-Review extra resources.

-Break the entire project into several small tasks.

-Spend quality time researching topics.

-Share the benefits of research...careers, new products, etc.

-Use the agriscience fair project as a SAE.

-Involve agribusiness leaders and FFA alumni as sponsors and judges and to assist in identifying quality topics.

-Show the projects in a hallway or prominent area of the school.

*This message was sent to all D5 teachers. 

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Casey Bolin
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 618-780-0230 Cell: 618-780-0230
Email: CBOLIN@AGRICULTURALEDUCATION.ORG
Address: 301 South Oak Street, P.O. Box 160, Patoka, IL 62875
 
     
 
 
     
     
 
 
     
     
 
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