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Discussion Meets

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Michigan Farm Bureau Discussion Meets simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. Participants 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. 

Michigan Farm Bureau hosts Young Farmer Discussion Meets for 18- to 35-year-old members and Youth and Collegiate Discussion Meets to introduce young leaders to the organization. 

What is a Discussion Meet?

2024 Young Farmer Discussion Meet Information

Miss your District Discussion Meet? Didn't move on to the state contest? Here's your chance to get back in the action! Join Young Farmers from across the state in a virtual Discussion Meet on September 4 at 6:00 p.m. The top three competitors will move on to the state contest preliminary rounds in November (if more than 10 participants, four will move on).

Check back in August for information on the 2024 High School & Collegiate Discussion Meets!

Check out our training videos and discussion examples
at the Michigan Farm Bureau YouTube page!

Thank you to our Discussion Meet Sponsors

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