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AFBF Discussion Meet

The American Farm Bureau Federation Discussion Meet competitive event 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. Participants build basic discussion skills, develop a keen understanding of important agricultural issues and explore how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems.  Successful participants are productive thinkers rather than emotional persuaders and assist the group in creating ways to implement the solutions discussed and highlight Farm Bureau’s involvement in those actions/steps.  More information about the Discussion Meet and the event application are below.

Discussion Meet Application

Discussion Meet Manual

Discussion Meet Questions

2014 Discussion Meet Final Four
The Final Four competitors were Caleb May from Illinois, Chris Pollack from Wisconsin, Nathan Prill from Michigan and Shelby Watson from Maryland. The winner was Nathan Prill.