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SD FFA Members Showcase Scientific Problem Solving

HARTFORD, S.D.  – Showcasing the science in agriculture is the focus of the annual South Dakota FFA Agriscience Fair where 263 FFA members from across the state compete with 181 projects.

The FFA Agriscience Fair, April 3, 2024 in Hartford,  recognizes members who gain real-world, hands-on experiences in agricultural enterprises. Members use scientific principles and emerging technologies to solve complex problems related to agriculture, food, and natural resources.

Middle and high school member projects include a written report and an in-person display and presentation to judges, both scored for to calculate final placings. Participation begins at the local level and progresses to state and national levels. 

FFA members can compete in the Agriscience Fair in six categories, with separate divisions based on age and individual or team projects

The SD FFA Agriscience Fair is sponsored through the South Dakota FFA Foundation and donors, including the following:

Animal Science Systems
Jr. High – De-Tye Vet Supply  

Food Products and Processing Systems
Jr. High – SD Retailers Association; Brian & Codi Mills; Doland FFA
9/10 Grade – Doland FFA Alumni; SD Retailers Association
11/12 Grade – McCook Central FFA; Carl & Kari Sanders

NR/Environmental Sciences
Jr. High – Ducks Unlimited
9/10 Grade –  Pennington County Conservation District; Farm Credit Services of America

Plant Systems
Jr. High –  SD Corn Utilization Council 
11/12 Grade  – SD Soybean Research & Promotion Council

Social Systems
Jr. High – Chad Wosje
9/10 Grade – SD Biotech Association

Winners in each division will be announced and awards presented at the State FFA Convention April 18, 2024, in Brookings, SD, and those projects will advance for national level competition.

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