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?
- Participants prepare thoughtful responses to questions that are provided in advance.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
*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.