February 25 to March 5, 2022 Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future.
February 25 to March 5, 2022 Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future.

Plant ID Contest

Show / Contest Coordinator

Andy Edwards, 352-256-8481

More about the Plant ID Contest

The purpose of the Plant ID Contest is to acquaint youth with plant types and their useful parts and products. Participation in this event enables the contestant to better select, buy, use, grow, sell, and appreciate the offerings of plants.

In the Plant ID Contest, the participant is required to identify over 40 different specimens by viewing some part of the plant, whether it be a piece of the leaf, stem, flower, or root.

Senior contestants must be able to identify the plant with both the common and the scientific (Latin) name. So the next time you sit in the shade of a beautiful live oak tree, think of it as a Quercus virginiana and remember the many young people competing in the challenging Plants ID Contest!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child eligible? Any student older than 8 years of age and up, who pays entry fee, is a member of a 4H club or FFA chapter, and who lives in or attends a school in Marion County may enter this contest.

How much does it cost? $2 entry fee.

2021 Winners

JuniorAbigail Kimball, Stillwaters 4H
IntermediateNicholas Rivera, Belleview Middle FFA
SeniorQuintin Miller, Forest High FFA

Junior TeamCracker Country 4H
Intermediate Team – Belleview Middle FFA
Senior Team – Vanguard HS FFA


Entries for this contest will be accepted now through November 12th.

It is HIGHLY recommended to enter all Fair entries online!

After October 1st, you can Click Here to Enter Online

If you are unable to access a computer, you may print the paper entry form here:

Plant ID Entry Form

Thank You Plant ID Sponsors

Russ & Priscilla Randall

Mid-Florida Community Credit Union

Yard Stop

Sponsorship Opportunities

You Can Help

SEYF is a non-profit, and is reliant on help from the community in the form of donations of money, services and time.  Click below to get involved and help us help the youth of Marion County.