Agriculture Science Fairs are designed to teach youth how agriculture is a part of their lives. A study measured the knowledge change of youth participating in an agricultural science fair in Texas. A pre-test/post-test was administered to 480 participants that revealed an increase in correct responses for nine out of 10 questions. Two scale statements revealed significant increases (p < 0.05) related to thoughts on how agriculture affects everyday life. Teachers were administered an ex-post facto instrument, and results indicated that the activity was a positive learning experience but that specific curriculum should be designed to support the activity.

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