National FFA offers an Agriscience Fair that recognizes student researchers studying the application of agricultural scientific principles and emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises. The agriscience fair is for middle and high school students. Participation begins at the local level and progresses to state and national levels. The Washington FFA Agriscience Fair occurs in conjunction with the spring Puyallup fair (April).
To qualify for both the state and national FFA agriscience fairs students must:
- Be in grades 7 - 12.
- Conduct a scientific research project pertaining to the agriculture and food science industries and present their findings to a panel of judges with a display and a report.
- Be selected as the state winner at their state agriscience fair (to advance to the national agriscience fair).
Agriscience Fair Categories and Divisions
Agriscience Fair Categories
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
Agriscience Fair Divisions
Students can compete in the national agriscience fair as an individual or with a team.
- Division 1 – individual member in grades 7 and 8
- Division 2 – team of two members in grades 7 and 8
- Division 3 – individual member in grades 9 and 10
- Division 4 – team of two members in grades 9 and 10
- Division 5 – individual member in grades 11 and 12
- Division 6 – team of two members in grades 11 and 12
Washington FFA Association currently follows/defers to all National FFA Agriscience rules. (11-22-17)