News Release

YF&R High School Discussion Meet to be held July 18; registration deadline is July 12

May 17, 2017  • YF&R

Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers will hold their annual High School Discussion Meet during Oklahoma State University’s Big Three Field Days on Tuesday, July 18 at 2 p.m. in the OSU Animal Science Building in Stillwater.

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 July 12, 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: