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Nov. 20 is deadline to enter YF&R Discussion Meet contest

11/11/2013 at 2:24 p.m.

Nov. 20 is the deadline to register for Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2013 Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet.

The Discussion Meet competition simulates a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. By participating, young men and women 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. The Discussion Meet gives young men and women an opportunity to strengthen their ability to analyze agricultural issues and decide on solutions. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a predetermined topic. The judges look for the competitor who offers constructive criticism, cooperation and communication while analyzing agricultural problems and developing solutions.

The winner of the Arkansas Discussion Meet will receive the use of a Kubota tractor with front-wheel assist and loader for one year, courtesy of Kubota; and $6,500 toward the purchase of an ATV/UTV of the winner’s choice, compliments of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company. The winner also receives an expense-paid trip to the American Farm Bureau Convention in San Antonio to compete in the national discussion meet.

More information and resource materials are available here.

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