Just like the Young Farmers & Ag Professionals Discussion Meet, the Collegiate Discussion Meet competition is designed to simulate a committee meeting where each participant is expected to actively contribute to the discussion. Collegiate Discussion Meet competitors prepare answers to the same five questions that the American Farm Bureau Federation uses for the Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet at the AFBF National Convention.
The winner of the INFB Collegiate Discussion Meet will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship and will compete in the national Collegiate Discussion Meet at the annual AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference. The 2024 conference is scheduled to be held March 8-11 in Omaha, Nebraska. Be on the lookout for additional information as the conference gets closer.
Each Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter hosts its own discussion meet. The top two competitors from each university move on to the state competition in November to determine the winner who will represent INFB at the AFBF YF&R Conference. Any Farm Bureau member, 18 years or older, who is currently enrolled as a student is eligible to compete.