Just like the Young Farmers and 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.
Indiana Farm Bureau hosts training calls and webinars to help students leading up to the collegiate competitions. The winners of each of the INFB Collegiate Discussion Meets will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship and will compete in the national Collegiate Discussion Meet at the annual Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference. The 2021 leadership conference will be held in Portland, Oregon.
Two Collegiate Discussion Meets are held each year at Purdue and Vincennes Universities. Any Farm Bureau member, 18 years or older, who is currently enrolled as a student is eligible to compete. Once dates are announced, please contact Becca Bonnell to register.