UWRF Career Development Events

Agricultural Technology Contest

We plan for the return of an in person event in spring 2022 and are working on setting the date.


Links to Contest Documents

  • Event Descriptions
  • Event Locations
  • Policies
  • Registration & Fees - Registration will open on March 4. March 23 will be the last day to register without paying a late fee
  • Schedule


UWRF student volunteers provide critical support to the annual Agricultural Technology Contest. Please sign up using the Online Form

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Wisconsin FFA Career Development Event Links

Other Regional Events

  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • Mid-State Technical College
  • UW - Platteville

Future Contest Dates:


  • Student Grinding Metal
  • Corn Display With Blue Ribbon
  • Picture of Wildlife Event
  • Forage Entries with Ribbons
  • Ag Tech Contest Clipboard

Each year students from middle and high schools across Wisconsin and Minnesota compete in the Agricultural Technology Contest. Events cover a range of agricultural business, agricultural communications, agricultural mechanics, animal science, food science, natural resource and plant science topics. The contest includes 17 team events, a crop show and power tool drag race. Some events qualify students to participate in state or national FFA Career Development Events.

The contest is coordinated by the UWRF Agricultural Education Department with faculty, staff and students from across the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences volunteering their time to organize the individual events.

The Agricultural Technology Contest began in 1961 with 168 students representing 18 schools. River Falls High School won the Award of Excellence that first year. The contest has grown to include over 800 students from nearly 70 schools each year.

Send Questions To:

UWRF Ag Tech Contest

Faculty Coordinator: Tim Buttles - 715-425-4085

Department Phone: (715) 425-3555 
FAX: (715) 425-3785 
Mailing Address: Agricultural Education Department, 410 South 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022