FFA Members, Teams Vie for Selection to Compete in 2023 National FFA Agriscience Fair


INDIANAPOLIS – More than 20 agricultural teachers and college professors from throughout the U.S. recently met virtually to determine what FFA members and teams will compete for top honors in the 2023 National FFA Agriscience Fair.


Xochitl Lozano-Licona and Haley Roberts, 2023, Graduates of the Veterinary Science class of the MVCTC FFA chapter in Englewood, OH, have been named national finalists this year in the Animal Sciences category in Division 6 of the competition. Xochitl Lozano-Licona is a Class of 2023 graduate from Mississinawa Valley, and Haley Roberts is a 2023 graduate of Eaton. 


The National FFA Agriscience Fair is a key competition in Indianapolis, part of the annual National FFA Convention & Expo, Nov. 1-4, 2023. FFA members working as individuals or teams in grades seven through 12 must conduct a scientific research project on the agriculture or food science industries and win their state’s FFA Agriscience Fair.


Individuals or teams compete in one of six categories – animal systems; environmental services/natural resource systems; food products and processing systems; plant systems; power, structural, and technical systems; or social science – in six divisions – individuals in grades 7-8, teams grades 7-8, individuals grades 9-10, teams grades 9-10, individuals in grades 11-12, and teams grades 11-12.


First-place winners in each state have qualified for the national pre-qualifying judging. The judges reviewed entries and selected a maximum of 12 in each category and division to move on to the national competition. For a complete list of results, check here: https://www.ffa.org/participate/awards/agriscience-fair/.


The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 945,000 student members as part of 9,163 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.