National FFA

Agriscience Handbook


Application, Templates and Forms:

Application Center

Online Application Directions

Divisions 1-2

Divisions 3-6

National FFA Special Needs Request Form

National FFA Special Needs Policy Procedure

State Deadline:

Registration - May 18th

2 Copies of Manuscript & Application Due Postmarked June 1st (Or Next Business Day)

Mail Materials to:

Virginia FFA Association

115 Hutcheson Hall

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Agriscience Fair

The Virginia FFA Agriscience Fair 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.


To qualify for the state agriscience fair students must:

  • Be in grades 6 - 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.

  • Submit their full written report and application to the Virginia FFA Association postmarked by June 1.


​Agriscience Fair Categories

Students can compete in the Virginia 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 Virginia agriscience fair as an individual or with a team.

  • Division 1 – individual member in grades 6 - 8

  • Division 2 – team of two members in grades 6 - 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

​Contest Date: State Convention 2018

Registration Deadline: May 18

Two Copies Manuscript & Application Due Postmarked: June 1

​(No late registrations accepted)


Virginia Agriscience Fair Contact: 

​     Dr. Hannah Scherer

     175 W. Campus Drive

     282 Litton-Reaves (0343)

     Blacksburg, VA 24061         

Old Preparatory Items:

Research Resource Guide

Tips for success



The Virginia FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control or supervise local chapter or individual member activities.Educational materials and resources are developed by FFA in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education as a service to local agricultural education agencies. The Virginia FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.