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  Jennifer Waters  2/6/2020 7:00:00 AM  

Good Morning! 

All details for the Illinois FFA Agriscience Fair can be found at this link:

Changes for this year include: 
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.

The timeline of events for the 2020 Illinois FFA Agriscience Fair is as follows: 

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. 

Please visit the link for more information and to register your projects by April 15th. 

Jennifer Waters
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-827-0633 Cell: 217-827-0633
Address: 211 IL-125, Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
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