From:  Melissa Riley & Christa Steinkamp, Agriscience Fair Superintendents

Re:  Agriscience Fair Announcement

**NEW**All written reports must include a copy of the National FFA Agriscience Fair application on and all students must be registered on the registration website.

All written reports and applications must be submitted to each the Agriculture Education Region office in your area by April 1st for Pre-Screening. All written reports will be screened and scored by a committee of Ag teachers and state staff members.  All successive year projects must submit an Extension form and abstract for each prior year’s work as part of written material submitted by state deadline.  The pre-qualifiying written report score will carry over to the rubric score card used at state convention.  We will send out a finalists list after all written reports have been scored, as a confirmation for State FFA Convention.

The 2016 Georgia FFA Agriscience Fair is scheduled to be held in conjunction with the State FFA Convention on Friday, April 29th in the Monument Room.  Please check the Advisor's convention planning guide for more information on times and other events.  Please make sure to review the State Agriscience Awards bulletin carefully, as some of the rules & contest information has changed.   There is more complete information on the National FFA website for completing Agriscience Fair projects (but please keep in mind we will use the Georgia scoring rubrics linked in this e-mail).

Project set up times:  Thursday, April 28th (1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
***All projects must be in place and set up Thursday evening.  Please contact Christa Steinkamp or Melissa Riley if you have concerns with meeting this deadline. 

Judging times:  Friday, April 29th (8:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m.)
 (*Students must be present during judging.  Interview times will be assigned closer to convention.) 

Written Report & Application Deadline:   April 1, 2016 (hard copies must be in region office and digital copies must be received by this date).

Digital copies should be submitted as one pdf document. 

Digital copies may be submitted directly to Melissa Riley at [log in to unmask] or Christa Steinkamp at [log in to unmask].
Please contact State Agriscience Fair Superintendents: Melissa Riley & Christa Steinkamp with questions concerns.  Good luck!

Region Agriscience Fair contacts:
North:     Kent Benson
Central:  Melissa Riley
South:    Ira Tucker

We are also attaching a suggested report template from National FFA, this report format is only a suggestion, students are not required to use this template. 

Christa Steinkamp
Georgia Agriculture Education
Curriculum & Technology Director
216 Four Towers Building, UGA
Athens, GA 30602
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