UWRF Career Development Events

Agricultural Technology Contest Policies


  • Meal ticket fees - a refund will be issued if tickets are canceled prior to 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 24
  • Team fees - a refund will be issued if a team is canceled prior to the start of an event

Team Size and Number

  • Teams will consist of up to 4 individuals and Middle School Agriscience Teams can have up to 5 individuals
  • Qualifying teams must consist of at least three FFA members who are eligible to compete in that contest area at the state level
  • State FFA event teams must consist of paid FFA members
  • A student can only compete in one team event. Students can complete in one Ag Technology Contest team event and also participate in the Crop Show
  • Each school can only enter one team in an event for most team events. The registration system will show the number of teams a school can enter in each event.

Contestant Behavior

  • NO cell phones or other electronic devices are allowed during the duration of an event. This means from the start until the student is dismissed from the event. If a student has a cell phone or other device in their hand during any event, they can be disqualified. Cell phones and other devices must be turned off and remain in a pocket during the entire event.
  • Students are expected to treat all university volunteers, facilities, and other contestants with respect. This includes not talking during events. Contest chairs may disqualify individuals and teams who do not follow these expectations.

Special Needs Accommodations

Teachers registering CDE participants who are eligible for special needs accommodations must contact Tim Buttles to request the accommodation. The earlier requests are made, the better the chances are of being able to provide the specific accommodation.


  • Scores from the top 3 individuals will be used to calculate the team score for Wisconsin FFA Qualifying purposes and Ag Technology Contest Award Purposes
  • All individual scores will be used in calculating the team score for Wisconsin FFA Teams in events qualifying for national competition
  • Award of Excellence scores will be based on the highest team placings in seven contest areas. Individual events such as the Crop Show are not used in calculating the Award of Excellence. This award will be based upon the cumulative team placing standings in the highest seven contests. In the case of ties in the top 10 schools the following procedure will be used: The team with the most first place team placings in the highest seven contests will win, then second places, etc. The second tiebreaker will be the most first place individual placings, then the second placings, etc.

Ag Tech Contest Clipboard