Brought to you by generous support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

RCBI In partnership with Eastern WV Community & Technical College, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, and The West Virginia Department of Education is proud to present the sixth annual Agriculture Innovation Showcase 2021!


Victor's Circle!

View Champion Finalist videos, prize package winners, and People's Choice Winners: a competitor & a school who will receive 3D Printing equipment, tools, a new computer, and rapid-prototyping accessories!


Ag Innovation Showcase

  • February 24th 10 am - Noon

If you missed this stellar showcase of Innovation in Agriculture from across the state, NO PROBLEM! You can still  learn about the top competitors in the Student Ag Innovation Challenge, and hear from our keynote speaker by accessing the recording of our livestream below!

The event culminated with the announcement of the 2021 Student Ag Innovation Champion, and presentation of the People's Choice awards...

*This event was Live Streamed on YouTube, for ease of sharing with classroom and virtual students! Just click the link below or copy and paste the link to share with your students. 

https://youtu.be/lGVXEb2bspY


This year a month-long lead-up to the Agriculture Innovation Showcase featured resources to accelerate education in West Virginia Agriculture, and to prepare students for the Agriculture Innovation Challenge.

Find below recordings of these resource-filled events, the Agcellerator Master Class series...


Agcellerator Master Classes!

These vibrant expert-led workshops were designed to help students prepare entries for this year's video-submission based Ag Innovation Challenge!

The Agcellerator Master Class series was designed to provide guidance and resources to educators and classrooms in advance of the 2021 Agriculture Innovation Showcase challenge.

January 7th: 10 am

The Importance of Innovation in West Virginia Agriculture

View the prerecorded session below.


Get an introduction to this year's competition and learn how to find your unique innovation and to scale national outcomes from your own backyard. Hear about Ag Innovation in the Potomac Highlands of WV and beyond.

Presenters will include WV Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt, Bill Woodrum of the Robert C. Byrd Institute, Dr. Megan Webb of Eastern WV Community & Technical College, Joe Kapp of the National Center for Resource Development.

January 14th: 10am

Innovating for Success

View the prerecorded session below.


In this, the second of three Master Classes, learn how to prepare your innovation for competition and receive an introduction to this year's judging criteria. Find out about resources for developing a winning entry for the Agriculture Innovation Showcase competition on February 24th.

In conjunction with Nathan Taylor of the West Virginia Department of Education, presented by Dr. Megan Webb of Eastern Community & Technical College, Bill Woodrum, Evan Nelson, and Deacon Stone of RCBI.

January 21st: 10 am

Bringing It All Together

View the prerecorded session below.

Receive guidance for preparing successful video submissions for this year's student competition. Learn tips and tricks for producing great audio and video as well as best practices for concise communications.

Presented by Deacon Stone of RCBI's Center for Innovation, and Evan Nelson Lean Agriculture Specialist at RCBI.


Student Ag Innovation Challenge

This year's Student Ag Innovation Challenge features a video-submission based competition providing Challengers the opportunity to demonstrate new ideas, innovations, and inventions while competing cash prizes and recognitions!

      • *Video Submission registration began Jan. 7 at noon
      • *Video Submission is now closed: deadline Feb. 15 at 11:59 pm

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