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Agriscience Fair      
National FFA Agriscience Fair participants are FFA members in grades 7-12 that were selected as a winner as their state’s agriscience fair. The participants must conduct a scientific research project pertaining to the agriculture and food science industries and present their findings to a panel of judges with an interview and a report.

The Virginia FFA Agriscience Fair follows the same format as the National FFA Agriscience Fair. State winners for each Category/Division are selected through a combination of scores for the written report and in-person interview using the National FFA rubrics. Interviews are held during the Virginia FFA State Convention. Note that as of 2022, posters are no longer a component of the interview. In 2023, the schedule will be as follows:

May 24th: Applications (including written report) by 5:00 PM. 
June 7th: Judges feedback on written report and notification of required changes to application sent to participants and advisors
June 14th: Final interview schedule released
June 16th: Final applications (including any updates to written report) due by 5:00 PM
June 20-21st: In person interviews at State Convention, Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning
Students can compete in the national agriscience fair in one of six categories:
Animal Systems
Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems
Food Products and Processing Systems
Plant Systems
Power, Structural and Technical Systems
Social Science

Students can compete in the national agriscience fair as an individual or with a team:
1 – Individual member in grades 7 and 8
2 – Team of two members in grades 7 and 8
3 – Individual member in grades 9 and 10
4 – Team of two members in grades 9 and 10
5 – Individual member in grades 11 and 12
6 – Team of two members in grades 11 and 12

2023 Handbook Updates
2023 Handbook - Agriscience Fair Award Program
2023 Handbook (Spanish) - Manual Del Programa De La Feria De Agrociencia
Scoring Rubrics
Agriscience Fair "How To" Resources
Components of an Agriscience Fair Report

Contest Coordinator: 
Dr. Hannah Scherer (hscherer@vt.edu) 

Application Deadline:
Email PDF application by May 24th, 2023.

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