Student Contests

Youth Speech Contest

Florida Farm Bureau promotes a clearer understanding of the many aspects of agriculture to our youth. Each year, the Women’s Leadership Committee sponsors a Youth Speech Contest for students between the ages of 14-18 to gain a better understanding and appreciation for agriculture. For more information, contact your local County Farm Bureau or view the 2019 packet here.

Collegiate Discussion Meet

The Collegiate Discussion Meet contest is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. Students from the Collegiate Farm Bureau chapters at the University of Florida and Warner University participate in the competitive event and have the opportunity to advance to the AFBF Collegiate Discussion Meet at the AFBF Fusion Conference.  View the 2019 State Discussion Meet topics. View the Collegiate Discussion Meet manual.

FFA Discussion Meet Leadership Development Event

The FFA pilot Discussion Meet Leadership Development Event is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. Participants must be an active member of a chartered Florida FFA Chapter and enrolled in grades 9-12.  View 2019 FFA Discussion Meet topics. For event details, click here.

Teachers are encouraged to make use of the very best instructional materials available to their students. We have compiled a list of resources that may be helpful during event preparation:

Websites

American Farm Bureau Federation

Florida Department of Agriculture

United States Department of Agriculture

Videos

2017 AFBF Collegiate DM Final Four

2012 AFBF Collegiate DM Final Four

2018 AFBF DM Final Four

2017 AFBF DM Final Four

2017 Kentucky FB DM Final Four