The Discussion Meet contest is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. The judges are looking for the contestant that offers constructive criticism, cooperation, and communication while analyzing agricultural problems and developing solutions.
The State Discussion Meet Preliminaries and one round of the three Final-Four rounds will take place at the YF&R Leadership Conference in July. The last two Final-Four rounds will take place during the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in October.
Winner of the State YF&R Discussion Meet receives:
- John Deere XUV 560E courtesy of Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Company
- $500 cash award
- An expense-paid trip to the 2023 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 6-11, 2023, where they will represent Florida in the national YF&R competition.
View the 2023 Discussion Meet Topics.
Register for the Discussion Meet, the deadline to apply is June 8, 2022 by 11:59pm.
Resources – AFBF Discussion Meet Manual and Discussion Meet Best Practices.
For a list of previous winners, click here.