Discussion Meet

2018 YF&R Discussion Meet Competition

SCFB Annual Convention

Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, SC

2018-19 Discussion Meet applications and prep material will be released in July.

Click here for the 2018-19 YF&R Discussion Meet Questions

What is a 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.

  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.

What can I win?

  • Participants will take home $75 each for their participation,
  • The Final Four will take home $250 each,
  • The winner will take home:
    • An EZ-GO Golf Cart 
    • $500 STIHL gift certificate
    • An expense-paid trip to the National YF&R FUSION Conference in Milwaukee, WI, March 15-18, 2019
    • And an expense-paid trip to attend the AFBF Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA, January 11-16, 2019 and compete in the national YF&R Discussion Meet competition.

*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.