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HIGH SCHOOL DISCUSSION MEET
     
 
 
PREPARATION RESOURCES
 
Helpful hints for competitors:
  • Study as much material as possible relating to the overall topic. Sources: internet, library, newspapers, magazines, Farm Bureau publications and conversations with experts or knowledgeable people. 
  • The discussion meet should be a conflict of ideas, not personalities. This is a discussion, not a debate. 
  • Be prepared to ask questions, state facts and opinions, and urge others to be specific. 
  • Be aware of the audience, but generally address the panel. Speak loud enough to be heard by the whole audience. 
  • Participate whenever your contribution will further the discussion. Do not monopolize the discussion. 
  • Make notes of key points as the discussion proceeds for use in summary statement. 
  • Use the one minute of quiet time to organize your closing statement. 
  • Stand and make your closing statement to the audience. Use accepted speech techniques. Stay within the time limit. 
2015 FFA DISCUSSION MEET QUESTIONS
 
  • Sub-Area Contests:

    Should farmers and ranchers be held liable for possible food-borne illnesses when the food item of concern can be traced back to their farm? Why or why not?

    • Raw milk

    • Fruits and vegetables

    • Meat products

    • Processed or packaged foods 

    District Contests:

    What is the greatest challenge facing young people who want to start farming or ranching?

    • Land availability

    • Finances

    • Knowledge

    • Equipment/Inputs

State Contest:
The question for the state contest will be released after all district contests have concluded.
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