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Aug. 23 – Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018

63 Days 4 Hours 49 Mins

FFA

The 2018 FFA Livestock show runs for four days, from Friday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 3. 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.

NEW! The FFA Tractor Operator’s Contest has been moved to Friday, Aug. 31!

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 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 Crops – field crops, forage crop seeds, old corn
  • FFA Agriculture Technology – educational materials, wood and metal projects, advanced construction, ag equipment
  • FFA Judging Contests – dairy and general livestock
  • FFA Safe Tractor Operator’s Contests
  • FFA Landscape Design and Construction

General Information

Related Links

The Minnesota State Fair Scholarship

The Minnesota State Fair Scholarship was established in 1994 to help further the educational endeavors of young adults from greater Minnesota. Twenty scholarships of $1,000 each will be made available to rural youth or those enrolled in an agriculture program in 2018-19. Participation in the current year’s Minnesota State Fair is a requirement. Applications must be submitted online. Please read the instructions before applying. (If you need a paper application, please request one at 651-288-4417.)

RULES FOR ENTRY

The FFA premium book and entry forms are available annually to view and print 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 18). 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 7) and will absolutely close Aug. 7 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, OTHER

  • FFA Crops – Friday, Aug. 10
  • FFA Safe Tractor Operator’s Contest – Monday, Aug. 20, mail entries

FFA Advisor Forms

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

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