Collegiate Discussion Meet

The Collegiate Discussion Meet is an annual competitive leadership development opportunity for college students attending Clemson University who take interest in discussing pressing agricultural issues.

What is a Discussion Meet?

  1. Participants prepare thoughtful responses to questions that are provided in advance.
  2. On the day of the competition, participants take part in one round of discussion with 4-6 competitors before judges and an audience. Four participants will advance to the final round. 
  3. Participants are judged on Problem Solving, Analysis of Topic, Cooperative Attitude, Delivery, Opening Statement and Closing Statement. The Discussion Meet is intended to simulate a committee meeting and building consensus and problem solving is very important to this competition. 
  4. The winner and runner up will be determined by the judges after the final round. The Top 4 will be recognized at the Ag Tailgate and the winner will take home $500 and an expense-paid trip to attend the National YF&R Leadership Conference and compete in the national Collegiate Discussion Meet.

Click here for the Collegiate Discussion Meet Manual.
Click here for a list of resources to help you prepare.

*Please note that the winner of the competition must be willing to attend the National YF&R Leadership Conference in order to take home the CCFB Discussion Meet prize.