Magnolia High School Student Selected to Compete in National FFA

The National FFA Agriscience Fair is a key competition that is part of the annual National FFA Convention & Expo, October 19-22 in Indianapolis, Indiana. To qualify, FFA members working as individuals or teams in grades seven through 12 are required to conduct a scientific research project focused on the agriculture or food science industries and win their state’s FFA Agriscience fair. Coltin’s research topic is “Comparative Effects of Protein Levels on Egg Shells.”

Individuals or teams compete in one of six categories - animal, environmental or national resources, food products and processing, plant, power/structural/technical or social systems - in four divisions - individuals in grades 7-9, teams grades 7-9, individuals grades 10-12 and teams grades 7-12. First-place winners in each state have qualified for the national pre-qualifying judging. The panel of judges reviewed entries and selected a maximum of 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. The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members who belong to one of 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.