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FFA Livestock Competitions

All information is subject to change.

FFA prepares its members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. The FFA program offers opportunities for members to participate in livestock and non-livestock areas of competition.

FFA livestock departments include:

  • FFA Beef Cattle – Angus, Charolais, Foundation Simmental, Hereford, Limousin, Red Angus, Shorthorn, Simmental, any other purebred, any other registered composite, commercial beef heifer, market beef, market prospects and dairy steers
  • FFA Dairy Cattle – Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, Red & White, any other breed
  • FFA Swine – Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Poland China, Spotted Hogs, Yorkshire, any other breed, crossbred gilts, market hogs
  • FFA Sheep – Babydoll Southdown, Columbia, Corriedale, Dorset, Hampshire, Rambouillet, Southdown, Suffolk, other purebred wool/meat breeds, commercial breeding ewe and market lamb classes
  • FFA Meat Goats – breeding meat-type goats, dairy and meat market goat classes

FFA non-livestock departments include:

General Information

Related Links

Results

  • FFA Judging Contest Results (PDF)
  • FFA Landscape Design & Construction Results (PDF)
  • FFA Safe Tractor Operator’s Contest Results (PDF)
  • Minnesota State Fair and Christensen Family Scholarship Results (PDF)

See individual FFA pages for additional results.

Minnesota State Fair Beginning Exhibitor Livestock Learning Experience (BELLE) Grant

The Minnesota State Fair is committed to showcasing our state’s finest agriculture, and we recognize the importance of cultivating youth experiences in the livestock industry. We also understand that exhibiting at the Minnesota State Fair can stretch the family budget. Thanks to support from the Minnesota State Fair Foundation, we are proud to introduce the Minnesota State Fair Beginning Exhibitor Livestock Learning Experience (BELLE) Grant awarded to exhibitors who commit to participating in the Minnesota State Fair for the first time in 2021. The State Fair is also seeking peer-to-peer mentors to help guide BELLE participants. Learn more about BELLE Grant today!

The Minnesota State Fair Scholarship and Christensen Family Scholarship

The Minnesota State Fair is invested in the educational endeavors of young adults from greater Minnesota. The Minnesota State Fair Scholarship was established in 1994 and awards 20 scholarships of $1,000 each. Since its inception, more than $500,000 has been awarded. Additionally, Christensen Farms, one of the largest family-owned pork producers in the nation, has made available an additional $1,000 scholarship called the Christensen Family Scholarship. These scholarships will be made available to rural youth or those enrolled in an agriculture program in 2020-21. The application process for either the Minnesota State Fair Scholarship or the Christensen Family Scholarship is the same and must be submitted online. Please read the instructions before applying. The application will be available on April 1, 2021.

FFA Advisor Forms

For further information, please contact competition@mnstatefair.org or 651-288-4417.

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