NASEF Farmcraft™ 2021

Build the best farm in Minecraft Education, understand global conditions, and compete internationally. A new kind of game where you can compete and learn in an international arena of science and technology. A U.S. Department of State supported science-based, esports event featuring Minecraft challenges and live online events.

What is Farmcraft?

NASEF Farmcraft™ 2021 is a student challenge to successfully create farms and grow foods in Minecraft! Apply and adapt agricultural production techniques in different unique environmental biomes. Participation is free and open to students grades 3-12 (ages 8-18).

Here are Three Ways You Can Get Involved:

  1. Register a team by clicking HERE.
  2. Watch our live streams on our YouTube channel.
  3. Enter Beyond the Game challenges.

Adult Sponsors may create Teams by registering, where they may request free licenses for Minecraft: Education Edition for participating students. 

Tune into our streams for the latest details on our events and challenges!

Have questions? Review our Team Registration Guide


February 17 - March 26
Flipgrid Design Challenges using Minecraft Education

Regular Season

March 31 - May 19
Mission-based Challenges using  Modded Minecraft Education World

Beyond the Game Challenges

March 31 - May 7
Career-influenced activities for middle and high school students

Watch our Farmcraft Streams on YouTube!

Peek into the global Minecraft farming community in our next Farmcraft stream! We will be going live with guests including innovative educators, agricultural biotechnology experts, and fellow students from participating teams!

Tune in to learn more about how Minecraft can teach us about environmental challenges, food security, and the global issues affecting agriculture. 

Subscribe to our YouTube channel and turn on notifications to never miss a stream.

Farmcraft Preseason

Learn the basics to planting your own sprouts in the NASEF Farmcraft 2021 Preseason Challenges! We invite you to explore your own world in Minecraft as we guide you on soil preparation, seed planting, fertilizing, watering, sunlight and harvesting. 

Preseason has concluded! Tune back to our past stream VODS for some of the best submissions during our bi-weekly Farmcraft streams on YouTube!

Farmcraft Regular Season

Apply and adapt agricultural production techniques in different unique environmental biomes! Teams will download our Minecraft World file to successfully create farms and grow foods in Minecraft: Education Edition. 

Be sure to join us Wednesday, March 31 for our official launch of the NASEF Farmcraft 2021 Regular Season challenges!

Regular Season: Upcoming Deadlines

  • Friday, April 9, 2021 - Regular Season Challenges #1 due on Flipgrid @ 5:00pm Pacific

For a comprehensive list of ALL key dates for challenges, please review the NASEF Farmcraft Team Guide.