Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18-35 and college students in Wyoming are invited to participate in the 2016 Discussion Meet competitions. There are two different competitions that will be held during the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Annual Meeting in Laramie. The competitions will be Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 in Laramie.
The first competition is the Regular WyFB Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Discussion Meet; Farm Bureau regular members between the ages of 18-35 are eligible. The second competition is the WyFB YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet; any student attending a Wyoming college is eligible. A meet and greet event will begin the evening where college students, YF&R contestants and Farm Bureau members can network.
Being an advocate for agriculture is more important now than ever and should be a part of everyone’s business plan. Develop your leadership and advocacy skills and meet other young farmers and ranchers from around the state and around the nation by participating in the YF&R Discussion Meet competitions.
Regular YF&R Discussion Meet
The preliminary rounds of this competition will be held Thursday, Nov. 10. The final round is Saturday, Nov. 12 during the General Session of the WyFB Annual Meeting.
The state winner receives a $500 cash prize and an expense paid trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation 2017 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. In the national competition, a GM Truck is the grand prize.
Collegiate YF&R Discussion Meet
Any Wyoming college student with an interest in agriculture is eligible to participate. A major in agriculture is not required for competition. The state winner receives a $300 cash prize and an expense paid trip to the AFBF Feb. 10-13, 2017 national competition in Pittsburgh, Penn. to compete for more college scholarships.
Topics and rules are available at wyfb.org. Regular Discussion Meet applications must be postmarked by Oct. 26, 2016. Collegiate Discussion Meet applications must be postmarked by Oct. 26, 2016. Contact WyFB YF&R Coordinator Kerin Clark at 307.532.2002 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.