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Yale - Agriculture Speech Contest

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Yale- Agriculture Speech Contest

Saturday, January 7, 2017


Participants-Registration fee should follow the convention fees for meals and the participants should have the Early Bird registration deadline as their only deadline in order to prepare the contest. Early registration is $75.00. Hotel reservations should be coordinated through the sponsoring Young Farmer Chapter.

Participation Eligibility

  1. Graduating Senior from high school or first or second year college student.

  2. Each Young Farmer Chapter participating in the State Convention may submit up to two participants.


Topics- Any Ag Topic that is important to you and the public

             Should be a topic spokesperson is knowledgeable about

Turn in written papers of speech to judges prepared before coming to contest at the Morning Session. Papers should be typed in accordance to these specifications -12pt. font, double- spaced, 2-3 pages, thesis, etc. Cite research/ background information, Include the importance of topic and what needs to be done.

Contest-Participants give speeches (2-5 minutes) to judges and fellow participants. Similar to FFA Prepared Public Speaking Contest but natural not memorized from paper but supplemented by written paper. Judges will score speeches and ask questions.

Contest- Morning Session 10:00AM- Overview of contest with participants including goals and workshop on speaking tips. Also explain what to expect at Nationals.

Have list of Ice Breaker speech topics for participants to choose and give short speeches to get used to audience of judges and other participants. May be done in groups depending on number of participants.

Eat lunch at Appreciation Luncheon/ Scholarship Auction 11:30AM

Leave when auction begins in order to be complete with contest before Awards Banquet with results. Contest begins 1:00PM

Judges scores are independent and averaged by a non-biased third party

First place will present speech at Banquet


Yale - Agriculture Speech Contest Debi Peyton 10/13/2016 13 KB



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