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Quiz Bowl


If you'd like to see the kind of questions that are asked in the quiz bowl, see this document which shows the first few rounds of questions from the 2001 Quiz Bowl.

Rules and Procedures

Questions? Please contact Rachel Leege, Manager of Student and Early Career Programs.


Pre-registration is required to participate. One - four (4) member team is eligible to register from each university.  If more students wish to participate, up to four (4) additional students from each university are eligible to join multi-university teams.
University teams will be required to submit five (5) questions and answers in the crops and agronomy category and five (5) questions in the soils and environment category.  Additionally, two (2) optional questions and answers can be submitted. Students wishing to become members of a multi-university team are required to submit two (2) questions and answers in the category of their choice and have the option to submit two (2) additional questions and answers.

Teams are allowed to switch team members up until October 2. Simply email staff member Andi McDonald.


Prior to Annual Meeting, the contest coordinator will create a randomized bracket of the registered teams (university and multi-university). The moderator will call teams to the stage to their assigned table. Students can buzz in as soon as they know the answer. Once the moderator recognizes them, they will have up to 10 seconds to complete their answer. If the answer is incorrect, the other team has ten seconds to collaborate and provide an answer to “steal”. If neither team knows the answer, the answer will be revealed and the moderator will move to the next question. The first team with 3 correct answers will win the round. Additional rules or regulations may be provided at the beginning of the Quiz Bowl session.


The top team will receive a traveling trophy and individual certificates.

Congratulations to the 2017 Winning Team from Iowa State University!  Team members include: Nate Christenson, Joshua DeGroot, Elizabeth Widder, and Derrick Hoodjer.

Quiz Bowl Team