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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.

In 2016, the winner will receive their choice of either a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado or a 2016 GMC Sierra. Three finalists will each receive a Case IH Farmall 50A tractor and $2,500 cash and $500 in STIHL merchandise. Special thanks to our sponsors, Chevrolet, Case IH, and STIHL, for their continued support of the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet. Information regarding 2017 awards and sponsors will be released soon.

 2017 Discussion Meet Questions

2016 Discussion Meet Final Four