The 2015 FFA Livestock show runs for four days, from Friday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 7. Entries are open to Minnesota (and Wisconsin sections 1, 2, and 3 in crops only) students, grades 9-12, who are regularly enrolled in an agricultural education program or are active members of a chapter of FFA that is in good standing in the state FFA association. Incoming 9th grade students are eligible to show if they are enrolled in or have completed a course in a grade 9-12 Ag-Ed program for the current year. In 2014, the FFA program included 969 exhibitors, showing more than 3,210 exhibits.
Other FFA contests include Derby Barrow.
The Minnesota State Fair Rural Youth Scholarship (formerly the Ben C. Hallberg Rural Youth Scholarship) was established in 1994 to help further the educational endeavors of young adults from greater Minnesota. Up to 20 scholarships of $1,000 each will be made available to rural youth or those enrolled in an agriculture program in 2015, with participation in the current year’s Minnesota State Fair.
CATTLE IDENTIFICATION - Important information:
Cattle exhibited in Minnesota must be identified with USDA approved ID tags. For more information, please see the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
HOLDOVER SWINE - Important information:
In order to minimize risk to swine and humans for influenza virus transmission, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health recommends that no hogs will be allowed to stay on the fairgrounds, where swine are penned for competition (Swine Barn and adjacent Holdover Barn) beyond the scheduled time in which the hogs are to be shown. This will eliminate ALL holdover swine. Display animals penned in adjacent barns and not co-mingled with exhibition swine (including Miracle of Birth, 4-H champions, largest boar and display sow and litter) are exempt.
The FFA premium book and entry forms are available annually for download in early June. Information is also available by mail; contact the competition department and indicate which category you are interested in.
REGISTRATION, FFA LIVESTOCK: By entering FFA livestock entries online, entry and W-9 forms will be filled out electronically. Registration and payment for entries online will be available for all divisions beginning the Monday following Father’s Day (June 22). Online registration will absolutely close on each division’s final entry closing date at 4:30 p.m. No late entries may be submitted via the online registration process. Entries may also be submitted via mail. Payment must be submitted at time of entry; if you do not pay, your entries are not accepted.
REGISTRATION, FFA AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY: Online registration for the FFA Agriculture Technology begins the first Monday in May (May 4) and will absolutely close Aug. 18 at 4:30 p.m. By entering online, your entry tags and forms will be completed and ready for you when you deliver your articles. Entries may also be submitted during entry delivery days.
REGISTRATION, FFA LIVESTOCK: Opens the Monday following Father’s Day; closes 4:30 p.m. on the dates below:
REGISTRATION, FFA AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY: Opens the first Monday in May; closes on the dates below:
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Exhibitors entering in multiple divisions, please refer to the complete publication.
Exhibitors entering in one division; please refer to the section that applies.
Online registration for the FFA Agriculture Technology begins the first Monday in May (May 4) and will absolutely close Aug. 16 at 4:30 p.m. By entering online, your entry tags and forms will be completed and ready for you when you deliver your articles. Entries may also be submitted during entry delivery days.
Please be sure to PRINT AND READ the premium book before beginning online registration, as you are responsible for the important rules and conditions it contains regarding your entries.
Online registration for FFA Livestock divisions will absolutely close at 4:30 p.m. on the individual department entry closing dates.
Please read the premium book rules before beginning online registration, as you are responsible for the important rules and conditions it contains regarding your entries.
Please read the FFA Crops Entry Information for more details on FFA Crops registration.