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  D5 Ag Science Fair - March 8th  
  Casey Bolin  2/2/2023 8:00:00 AM  

Start Projects Now for District Ag Science Fair - March 8th

District 5 Ag Ed AgriScience Fair 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 

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.  Possible 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.  

Only one component is needed for the Fair Project:

1 - Project Report   

  • Title Page

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Literature Review

  • Materials and Methods

  • Results

  • Discussion and Conclusions

  • References

  • Acknowledgements


*No Tabletop or free standing display is needed as it is not allowed at state or national level. 

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

-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, 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.


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