More than 20 agricultural teachers and college professors from throughout the U.S recently met in Indianapolis to determine what FFA members and teams will compete for top honors in the 2016 National FFA Agriscience Fair.
A team from Saline High School FFA was selected as a national top 15 finalist after winning the Michigan FFA Ag Science Fair in March.
The team of Daisy Lupa and Courtney Lucas will be doing a science fair project in the Food Products and Processing Systems category. Their research compares carrot acidity after pickling. They are competing in the teams grades 10-12 division. There are six categories that have individuals or teams competing in.
The categories that kids will be competing in are animal, environmental or natural resources, food production and processing, plant, power/structural/technical or social systems. There is four divisions, individuals grades 7-9, teams grades 7-9, individuals grade 10-12, and teams grades 10-12. The first place winners in each state have qualified for the national pre-qualifying judging. A panel of judges reviewed every entry and selected the maximum 15 in each category and division to move on to the national competition.
The 2016 National FFA Agriscience Fair is sponsored by Cargill, Chevrolet, John Deere, and Syngenta.