Students use the scientific process as they reinforce skills and principles they have learned in agriscience courses. They conduct research projects and prepare a scientific report and display for judging at the state level.
State winners in each category and division are awarded $1,000 scholarship and advance to the National FFA Agriscience Fair held in conjunction with National FFA Convention.
Teachers must complete the online application, and pay a $50 entry fee for each entry no later than June 20, 2016.
Animal Systems (AS):
The study of animal systems, including life processes, health, nutrition, genetics, management and processing, through the study of small animals, aquaculture, livestock, dairy, horses and/or poultry.
Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems (ENR):
The study of systems, instruments and technology used in waste management; the study of the management of soil, water, wildlife, forests and air as natural resources and their influence on the environment.
Food Products and Processing Systems (FPP):
The study of product development, quality assurance, food safety, production, sales and service, regulation and compliance and food service within the food science industry.
Plant Systems (PS):
The study of plant life cycles, classifications, functions, structures, reproduction, media and nutrients, as well as growth and cultural practices, through the study of crops, turf grass, trees and shrubs and/or ornamental plants.
Power, Structural and Technical Systems (PST):
The study of agricultural equipment, power systems, alternative fuel sources and precision technology, as well as woodworking, metalworking, welding and project planning for agricultural structures.
Social Systems (SS):
The study of human behavior and the interaction of individuals in and to society, including agricultural education, agribusiness economic, agricultural communication, agricultural leadership and other social science applications in agriculture, food and natural resources.
Other Opportunities for Competition
Please follow this link if you are interested in competing in the Exxon Mobil Texas Science & Engineering Fair. https://www.txsef.org/
Be advised, that you must attend a regional contest to qualify. Click here for a list of regions. It is important to contact your regional director to obtain specific details regarding qualification, requirements, review boards, safety regulations, etc.