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Good morning Agriscience Advisors,

Agriscience Fair reminders:


   - *April 3:*  Written Reports & Applications due in respective
   Agricultural Education Region Office (must be completed online, printed &
   signed).  Applications must be completed on FFA application manager,
   printed, signed and hard copy submitted with Written Reports in Region
   Office.
   - *April 3*:  All students must be entered on online registration on
   gaaged.org website for correct Category & Division.

Please review other CDE changes below and contact myself or Melissa Riley
with any questions or concerns.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Christa Steinkamp <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 8:39 AM
Subject: Agrsicence Fair updates for 2017
To: State listserv <[log in to unmask]>


Good morning Advisors with students preparing for the Georgia FFA
Agriscience Fair!


Please read carefully over the updates below... we have several big changes
for 2017... new divisions, new required report template (different ones for
different divisions) and more... please contact myself or Melissa Riley
with any questions or concerns.


*Agriscience Fair*

Important Dates & Deadlines for the Georgia FFA Agriscience Fair:

§  All deadlines are firm – no exceptions!

Ø  April 3:  Written Reports & Applications due in respective Agricultural
Education Region Office (must be completed online, printed & signed).

Ø  April 6-7: Agriscience Report Judging

Ø  April 27: Agriscience Fair Set up, Monument Room, Macon Coliseum, 1:00
p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Ø  April 28: Agriscience Fair interviews, Monument Room, Macon Coliseum,
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (interview times will be assigned)

Ø  April 29: Agriscience Fair State winners recognized in 7th General
Session, 11:00 a.m.

Reminders:

§  In the handbook on page 7 it states, “Once a student places in the top
three of a division and category, he/she can no longer compete in that
division and category regardless of the research project.” Because of the
division changes from 2016 to 2017, *this rule will not be enforced in 2017
and we will resume checking in 2018. *

§  Tricky topics: some topics are difficult to determine proper category
placement. If a project is in question, please email the abstract to
[log in to unmask] [log in to unmask] and request a category
determination.

§  See *Display Requirements* in the handbook
<https://www.ffa.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/asf_2017_2021_agriscience_fair_handbook.pdf>
to
review size and other important details.

Ø  The student may have a display board, log book and up to five copies of
the written report as part of the display. The log book and copies of the
written report are optional. No additional props, handouts or electronic
devices will be permitted.

§  Application reminders:

Ø  In 2017 the application is housed in the Application Manager on FFA.org.
I would strongly encourage advisors to review the Application and Written
Report Directions
<https://www.ffa.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/agriscience_application_and_report_directions_17_21.pdf>.
There are some really critical tips in that document that will be vital to
those who have not used the online application or the templates before.

Ø  The National FFA report templates are required for all written reports
and are available on our website.

Ø  The written reports templates have been updated. Please be sure your
students use the appropriate report template for their division.

Ø  Once the application is complete and written report is uploaded, the
advisor/student will need to export this file. This will be a PDF document.
If after exporting there needs to be an adjustment, the student can log
back in, make the change, and export again. A complete submission includes
the printed application and written report with appropriate signatures in
the Region Office by April 3rd.



Agriscience Fair Resources:

ü  Georgia FFA Agriscience Fair webpage <http://gaaged.org/page.aspx?ID=91>

ü  National FFA Agrsicience Fair Program webpage
<https://www.ffa.org/participate/awards/agriscience-fair>

ü  Handbook
<https://www.ffa.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/asf_2017_2021_agriscience_fair_handbook.pdf>

ü  Application and Written Report Directions
<https://www.ffa.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/agriscience_application_and_report_directions_17_21.pdf>


Georgia FFA Agrisicence Fair Superintendents:
- Melissa Riley,  [log in to unmask]
- Christa Steinkamp, [log in to unmask]

-- 
Christa Steinkamp
Georgia Agricultural Education
Curriculum & Technology Director
216 Four Towers Building, UGA
Athens, GA 30602
[log in to unmask]
www.gaaged.org
706.552.4460 <(706)%20552-4460> ofc
706.552.4462 <(706)%20552-4462> fax


*Agricultural Education Mission*
"*To be a premier learning system that delivers agricultural,
environmental** and
leadership education programs and services."*



-- 
Christa Steinkamp
Georgia Agricultural Education
Curriculum & Technology Director
216 Four Towers Building, UGA
Athens, GA 30602
[log in to unmask]
www.gaaged.org
706.552.4460 ofc
706.552.4462 fax


*Agricultural Education Mission*
"*To be a premier learning system that delivers agricultural,
environmental** and
leadership education programs and services."*