About the Club
The Middle School Agriscience Competition Team is open to students in grades 6-8. The focus area is student choice with the Advisors guidance. 6th grade will learn alongside the 7 & 8th graders that will be competing. The 6th grade students will prepare and learn agriscience skills for the following year when they can compete.
Topics may include:
- Animal Systems
- Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems
- Food Products and Processing Systems
- Plant Systems
- Power, Structural and Technical Systems
- Ethnobiology (The way living things are treated or used by different human cultures. It studies the dynamic relationships between people, biota, and environments)
- Students learn how to become adept at research with a focus on studying the application of agricultural scientific principles and emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises. The agriscience fair is for middle begins at the local level and progresses to state and national levels.
The date of the qualifier competition event typically falls on a Friday in April, specific date to be announced. Students will either work as individuals or in teams of two at Shepaug in hopes of competing at the State level in April. Students in the Agriscience club will be FFA members recognized by the National FFA Organization, which is the largest student leadership organization in the United States and the Virgin Islands.
When and Where
- Wednesday after school 2:30-4:00 and Friday before school from 7:30-7:50.
- Students may also elect to meet during lunch on Wednesdays to develop their work.
Competition Dress Code
- Students are required to wear an official FFA Jacket, Tie or Scarf (FFA apparel to be purchased by students).
- Black dress slacks or black skirt with sheer black nylons, white button-down dress shirt, black dress shoes, closed-toe shoes.