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] -- Christa Christa Steinkamp *Georgia Agricultural Education* Curriculum & Technology Director 1420 Experiment Station Road Watkinsville, GA 30677 [log in to unmask] 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."