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