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YF&R High School Discussion Meet to be held July 18; registration deadline is June 15

May 17, 2017  • YF&R

Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers will hold their annual High School Discussion Meet at Oklahoma State University’s Big Three Field Days in Stillwater on Tuesday, July 18.

The contest is open to current high school students in 4-H or FFA. Each club or chapter may send one participant, who must attend a brief orientation on July 18 before the contest begins.

The meet provides 4-H and FFA members throughout the state with an educational opportunity to enhance their speaking, reasoning and presentation skills all while analyzing issues in agriculture.

The discussion meet simulates a committee meeting where members engage in conversations about a topic in hopes to foster thought and cooperative problem solving.

The top three contestants of the discussion meet will receive the following awards: 

  • 1st place: $1,500 scholarship
  • 2nd place: $1,000 scholarship
  • 3rd place: $500 scholarship 

Advisors must submit the High School Discussion Meet information sheet (PDF link) by June 15, 2017. A competitor's guide is also available on our Applications Center page.

For more information or details, call Zac Swartz at (405) 523-2406 or

Below an example of the discussion meet format from the American Farm Bureau Federation: