2019 Current Scenario


For the 2019 event, the current scenario presentations will be presented on site during the station rotations.

All teams will present in-person on March 30, 2019. Presentations will be 15 minutes + 5 min for questions from the preliminary orals judges.

Each team member may use 7 3×5 note cards, which must be turned in at check-in. Each team may use up to 5 flip-chart sheets.

Teams should plan on bringing their presentation materials with them the day of the event.


NCF Envirothon has published the 2019 Key Topics & Learning Objectives.

NCF Envirothon has also published the 2019 Key Topic Resources.

While this study guide is directed to teams competing in North Carolina at the NCF Envirothon in 2019, many of the resources will be helpful in preparing for the CA Envirothon. The CA Envirothon Steering Committee will update this page with additional (California-specific) resources as our event draws closer. Please check back often for updates!

Conservation Tillage

Conservation Tillage — UC SAREP – Agricultural Sustainability

Conservation tillage impacts on soil, crop and the environment

Common methods of conservation tillage

Biological Pest Control

Biological Control and Natural Enemies of Invertebrates Management

What is Biological Control? – Cornell University

Biological Pest Control – an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

Agricultural Biotechnology


What is Agricultural Biotechnology?

The Future of Agricultural Biotechnology

Important New Report Calls for Transformation of the Food System
The EAT Lancet Commission has just issued an incredible report that begins with these words, “Food is the single strongest lever to optimize human health and environmental sustainability on Earth…. A radical transformation of the global food system is urgently needed.”

ARTICLE: The mission to capture storms’ water before it flows away

ARTICLE: The Vertical Farm

ARTICLE: U.S.’s first robotic farm opens in the Bay AreaA