Discussion Meet

The SCFB YF&R Discussion Meet is an annual competitive leadership development opportunity for YF&R members who take interest in discussing pressing agricultural issues.

The winner will take home an EZ-GO Golf Cart, an expense-paid trip to Reno, Nevada on Feb. 16-19th to attend the National YF&R Leadership Conference, and an expense-paid trip to Nashville, TN on Jan. 5-9th to attend the AFBF Annual Convention and compete in the national YF&R Discussion Meet competition.   

2017 YF&R Discussion Meet Competition

December 1, 2017

SCFB Annual Convention

Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, SC


Click here for the 2017 YF&R Discussion Meet Questions

Click here for the YF&R Discussion Meet Manual

Click here for a list of Resources to help you prepare to compete

Click here for access to recordings of training calls hosted by AFBF

Click here to see a video of the 2017 National Discussion Meet Final Four


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. All competitors will be recognized during the Awards Program on Friday evening at the SCFB Annual Convention. Participants will take home $75 each for their participation, the Final Four will take home $250 each, and the winner will take home the EZ-GO Golf Cart and a $500 STIHL gift certificate, in addition to the expense-paid trips.

*Please note that the winner of the competition must be willing to attend the AFBF National Convention in Nashville in order to take home the SCFB YF&R Discussion Meet prize.

Contact Jessica Cabrera at jcabrera@scfb.org or Heather Barberio hbarberio@scfb.org if you have any questions.