The Discussion Meet contest is designed to 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. The judges are looking for the contestant that offers constructive criticism, cooperation, and communication while analyzing agricultural problems and developing solutions. To find out more information about the Discussion Meet competition click below.
The contest is held at the beginning of the Annual UFBF Convention in Layton in November. Winners of the state contest are announced during the Thursday evening awards and recognition program. Practice competitions are often held at the county and district levels. Contact your local YF&R representative for more information on those events.
State winners receive a new Polaris ATV from IFA, a year's insurance on the ATV from Farm Bureau Insurance, a safety helmet from Utah Farm Bureau, and an expense paid trip to the AFBF Convention in Austin, Texas in January 2020 to compete in the national competition. Second and third place winners will receive cash prizes during the awards and recognition program at the UFBF Convention. National winners in 2019 took home a 2019 Ford truck. Three national finalists received a Case IH Farmall 50A, courtesy of Case IH, along with a $2,500 cash prize.
For those interested in participating in the YF&R Discussion Meet, please contact Hannah Haslam at 801-233-3011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.