Discussion Meet

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.

For a list of previous winners, click here.

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:

  • Utility vehicle courtesy of Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Company
  • $500 cash award
  • An expense-paid trip to the 2025 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, January 24-28, 2025, where they will represent Florida in the national YF&R competition.

View the 2024 Discussion Meet Topics.

Registration opens for the Discussion Meet on April 8, 2024, the deadline to apply is June 17, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.

Resources – AFBF Discussion Meet Manual and Discussion Meet Best Practices.