Agriscience Award

Agriscience education is intended to enhance the image of agriculture by portraying to students that agriculture includes many careers that are not solely agricultural production or business-oriented. Such careers require a strong background in the biological and physical sciences - fiber technologist, water resource manager, plant geneticist, biochemist, etc.

Open to students in grades 7-12*. Students participate in research projects in their local communities and then prepare a scientific report and display for judging at the national level.

*Approved at the December 2012 Kansas FFA Executive Committee Meeting

Agriscience Fair Categories and Divisions

Competition is divided into 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 agriscience fair as an individual or with a team.

  • Division 1 – Individuals in grades 7 and 8
  • Division 2 – Teams of two in grades 7 and 8
  • Division 3 – Individuals in grades 9 and 10
  • Division 4 – Teams of two in grades 9 and 10
  • Division 5 – Individuals in grades 11 and 12
  • Division 6 – Teams of two in grades 11 and 12