Discussion Meet

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The Farm Bureau Discussion Meet is an annual competition designed to help Young Farmers & Ag Professionals learn how to effectively share and build upon ideas that foster understanding and collaboration to address important agricultural issues. The competition simulates a committee meeting where each participant is expected to be actively involved in the discussion.

Each year, the American Farm Bureau Federation develops five questions for which contestants will be asked to prepare answers. The questions are used at the regional, state and national competition.

2019-20 Competition

If you are interested in participating in the 2019-20 Discussion Meet, we encourage you to read the 2020 eligibility requirements and AFBF questions.

NEW THIS YEAR! The 2019 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ag Professionals Round 1 and 2 Discussion Meet will take place regionally at the following locations:

  • Sept. 7, 2:00 p.m. - Ivy Tech Community College, 2565 Grissom Drive, Columbus 47203
  • Sept 14, 2:00 p.m. - Vincennes University - School of Ag Building, 1002 N. 1st St., Vincennes 47591
  • Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. - Huntington University - Habecker Dining Commons, 2303 College Ave., Huntington 46750
  • Sept. 21, at 2:30 p.m. - Purdue University - Recitation Building, 656 Oval Drive, West Lafayette 47907

You can select your preferred location during online registration up to 24 hours prior to the individual meet. Walk-in registration also will be available on-site at each meet.

Register for a Regional Meet

The Sweet 16 and Final 4 rounds will be held December 13-14, 2019, at the INFB State Convention in French Lick. The four state finalists receive plaques and recognition during the awards program at the State Convention. The state-level winner will receive a $4,000 cash prize from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance and an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the American Farm Bureau Federation Discussion Meet at the AFBF Annual Convention in Austin, Texas, January 17-22, 2020.

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    2018 Winner: Marissa Mikel