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  District 5 AgriScience Fair Results  
  Casey Bolin  3/6/2020 7:53:00 PM  
     
 

10 schools participated: Cisne, DuQuoin, Fairfield, Freeburg, Massac County, Mt. Vernon, NCOE, North Clay, Sandoval and Wesclin with 37 projects and 41 students.

Thank you to sponsors:  Shannon Emmons, Bunge SCF Grain at McLeansboro($550). Thank you to Casey Bolin, Program Advisor, Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education, for providing the organization of the event.


Top 5 Projects (based on scoresheet and presentation)

1- Freeburg: Cullen Colvin and Matthew Grab, How Stress Impacts Soybean Yields: Analyzing Post-Emergence Herbicide Effects on Soybean Yields

2- North Clay: Mckenna Carter, Quite the pH-enomenon : How alterations in pH balance could influence antibiotic dissolution

3- Cisne: Sara Timm, Got Steps?

4- Cisne: Myles Levi, Vroom Vroom!

5- Cisne: Melanie Jordan, Hey Honey!

Individual category winners-

-Animal Systems – North Clay: Mckenna Carter, Quite the pH-enomenon : How alterations in pH balance could influence antibiotic dissolution
-Environmental Services/Natural Resources Systems – Fairfield: Sara McGehee, Phosphorus, Too Much of a Good Thing?
-Food Products and Processing Systems – Cisne: Melanie Jordan, Hey Honey!
-Plant Systems – Freeburg: Cullen Colvin and Matthew Grab, How Stress Impacts Soybean Yields: Analyzing Post-Emergence Herbicide Effects on Soybean Yields
-Power, Structural and Technical Systems – Cisne: Levi Myles, Vroom Vroom!
- Social Science - Cisne: Abigail Biggs, Eyes on the Road


The top 11 projects received cash awards of:  $50, $45, $40, $35, 5-11 places $20/each. Each project received a $5 cash award and each student received a framed certificate.

This event was hosted at Mt. Vernon High School in conjunction with the District 5 FFA Proficiency Awards Judging.  The quality of projects and competition by students were very good again this year.

Judges for this event were: 

  • Tom Cotter, Retired Ag Teacher
  • Kathy Craig, Ag Instructor, Rend Lake College, Ina
  • Shannon Emmons, Grain Division: Inspect, Grade, Weigh, Bunge North America, McLeansboro
  • Susan Kleiboeker, AITC Coordinator, Clinton County
  • Marc Lamczyk, Program Coordinator, Small Farms and Local Food Systems, University of Illinois Extension
  • Melissa Lamczyk, AITC Coordinator, Franklin County
  • Joe Prusacki, Director of National Operations Division, USDA-NASS
  • Bill Waggoner, Agriculture Instructor, Kaskaskia College

    Thank you to the agriculture teachers/FFA Advisors for including agriscience fair projects part of agriculture course requirements. Congratulations to all students participating. 
 

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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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