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From:  Melissa Riley & Christa Steinkamp, Agriscience Fair Superintendents

Re:  Agriscience Fair Announcement

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


*All written reports must include a copy of the National
FFA Agriscience Fair application on www.ffa.org <http://www.ffa.org/>. and
all students must be registered on the Georgiaffa.org 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 2019 Georgia FFA Agriscience Fair is scheduled to be held in
conjunction with the State FFA Convention on Friday, April 26th 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 <http://gaaged.org/page.aspx?ID=91>
carefully,
as some of the rules & contest information may have changed.   There is
more complete information on the Georgia Ag Ed website & National FFA
website for completing Agriscience Fair projects.

*Agriscience Fair*

Important Dates & Deadlines for the Georgia FFA Agriscience Fair:

§  All deadlines are firm!

Ø  April 1:  Written Reports & Applications due in respective Agricultural
Education Region Office (must be completed online, printed & signed and
submitted.  Written Reports & applications must be submitted in hard copy
to Region office).

Ø  April 4-5: Agriscience Report Judging

Ø  April 25: Agriscience Fair Set up, Monument Room, Macon Coliseum, 1:00
p.m. - 5:00 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.)*

Ø  April 26: Agriscience Fair interviews, Monument Room, Macon Coliseum,
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (interview times will be assigned)

Ø  April 27: Agriscience Fair State winners recognized in 7th General
Session, 11:00 a.m.

Reminders:

§  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] or [log in to unmask] and request a category
determination.

§  See *Display Requirements* in the handbook to review size and other
important details.

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

§  Application reminders:

Ø The Agriscience Fair Application is housed in the Application Manager on
FFA.org. I would strongly encourage advisors to review the Application and
Written Report Directions. 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 1st.



Agriscience Fair Resources:

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

ü  National FFA Agrsicience Fair Resources page
<https://ffa.app.box.com/v/Library/folder/52113936540>


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

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Christa

Christa Steinkamp

*Georgia Agricultural Education*

Curriculum & Technology Director

1420 Experiment Station Road

Watkinsville, GA 30677
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www.gaaged.org

706-310-3466 Office

706-244-8991 Cell

*Agricultural Education Mission*

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