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2018 Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet

2018 Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet

The YF&R Discussion Meet challenges young Farm Bureau members to analyze agricultural issues and consider solutions that best meet the needs of the industry. The competition is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. Contestants build basic discussion skills, develop a keen understanding of agricultural issues and explore how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems through discussion of pre-selected topics.

Discussion Meet Resources:

Participant Criteria:

  • Must be a Farm Bureau member in Kansas between the ages of 18 and 35.  The individual will not have reached his/her 36th birthday by January 31, 2019.
  • Must be a member in good standing with their county Farm Bureau
  • Must be actively engaged in agriculture
  • Professional speakers are not eligible (receive a fee, royalty or honorarium for speaking)
  • Past and present AFBF DM competitors, AFBF YF&R committee members, past KS YF&R DM winners and current employees of county, state and/or American Farm Bureaus and their affiliates are not eligible to compete.
  • Winner will advance to 2019 AFBF Discussion Meet competition. 

Prizes:

  • First Place - $500 + expense paid trip to compete in the national contest at the 2019 AFBF Annual Convention
  • Second Place - $300
  • Third Place - $200
  • Fourth Place - $100 

Entry Form Deadline: January 15, 2018 

Competition Date: January 27, 2018 (Manhattan)

Click here to complete the online entry form

For questions, email yfr@kfb.org.