Upcoming Events in YF&R

Upcoming Events in YF&R

2019 Discussion Meet

FFA Discussion Meet competitions will be held in all seven districts of the Utah Farm Bureau State Young Farmer & Rancher Committee. For additional resources on how to prepare for the discussion meet, American Farm Bureau will be hosting a series of trainings. Each call/webinar will last an hour and include an industry expert on one of the five questions that will be used in the 2019 YF&R Discussion Meet in New Orleans and the YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet in Milwaukee. There will be ample time for questions and answers during each of the trainings. The first training will cover the overall competition and preparation tips, and the schedule for the trainings is found below:

Training Schedule:

  • Tuesday, August 7, at 8:00 p.m. ET – General overview of the competition
  • Tuesday, August 14, at 8:00 p.m. ET – Question #1
  • Tuesday, August 21, at 8:00 p.m. ET – Question #2
  • Tuesday, August 28, at 8:00 p.m. ET – Question #3
  • Tuesday, September 4, at 8:00 p.m. ET – Question #4
  • Tuesday, September 11, at 8:00 p.m. ET – Question #5

All trainings will use the following toll-free number and passcode: Toll-Free Number: 1-800-768-2983. Participant Passcode: 7870140 #. 

2019 Discussion Meet Questions: 

  1. In our modern world, the rapid dissemination of information and opinion about agriculture and food technologies can make it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Given these challenges, how can Farm Bureau best protect farmers’ and ranchers’ access to production technology options?
  2. As the Voice of Agriculture, how can Farm Bureau be more inclusive of all agriculture and production practices? This includes, but is not limited to, women in agriculture, organic production, fresh produce, forestry and aquaculture.
  3. Technology is one of the driving forces for innovation and advancement in agriculture. How can the industry attract the best and brightest minds from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into agricultural careers?
  4. Money talks. How can farmers implement market trends and develop responsive business plans to generate value-added ventures and farm profits?
  5. Associate members are a driver of new ideas and support. How do we create membership value and broaden the base of supporters in the Farm Bureau family?

For more information, please contact 801-233-3011 or hannah.haslam@fbfs.com