Call for 2020 Competitive Event Applications!
A successful applicant is a productive thinker rather than an emotional persuader. He/she will assist the group in creating ways to implement the solutions discussed and highlight Farm Bureau’s involvement in those actions/steps. The applicants will discuss pre-selected topics using four bases for the general discussion: Cooperation, Constructive Criticism, Problem Solving, and Communication.
To help competitors prepare for state and national Discussion Meets, AFBF will be hosting a series of trainings again this fall. Each call/webinar will last an hour and include an industry expert on one of the five questions that will be used in the 2020 YF&R Discussion Meet in Austin and the YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet in Louisville. The first training will cover the overall competition and preparation tips. There will be ample time for questions and answers during each of the trainings. If you have interest in participating in these trainings, please notify Parker Welch at email@example.com so that you can be added to the listserv and receive call-in credentials.
Participation in this program with individual recognition and the resulting publicity will help build the organization. The ideal candidate(s) for the Achievement Award is an individual or couple involved in production agriculture with a majority of his/her net income subject to normal production risks.
Congratulations to our two members who represented Maryland on the national level this year. Matt Teffeau, Talbot County, competed in the Discussion Meet competition at the American Farm Bureau Convention in New Orleans, LA in January. Bethany Meyers, Garrett County, competed in the Collegiate Discussion Meet at the FUSION Conference in Milwaukee, WI in March.
Matt Teffeau, Talbot County
Bethany Meyers, Garrett County
Both state winners received a $250 gift from our member benefit partner Dungarees and an expense-paid trip to their respective competitions. Next year’s Discussion Meet topics were just released, so click here and start preparing for the 2020 competitions!
Learn more about how you can get involved at the state and national levels.