Discussion Meet

Email dstrasser@tfbf.com for the discussion meet guide.

STATE DISCUSSION MEET:

The Discussion Meet is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. Participants build basic discussion skills, develop a keen understanding of important agricultural issues and explore how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems. Successful participants are productive thinkers rather than emotional persuaders and assist the group in creating ways to implement the solutions discussed and highlight Farm Bureau’s involvement in those actions/steps.

Applications are due by 11:59pm on November 15th, 2020!

2020 Schedule of Events:
    • Sunday, November 15, 2020: Deadline to apply for Tennessee YF&R Discussion Meet
    • Monday, November 23 at 6:00 p.m. Central: Zoom session orientation for competitors
    • Monday, November 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Central: Round One & Two questions released.
    • Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Central: Deadline for competitors to have uploaded Rounds 1 and 2 videos (3min max each) to designated Dropbox.  
    • Friday, December 4, 2020 by 10:00 a.m. Central: Elite Eight competitors and question announced.
    • Elite 8 Round held live, in-person 10:00 a.m. CST Sunday, December 6 in Embassy Suites of Cool Springs, Franklin, TN
    • Final 4 Round held live, in-person 1:45 p.m. CST Sunday, December 6 in Embassy Suites during TFBF Convention in Franklin, TN.

COLLEGIATE DISCUSSION MEET:

The Collegiate Discussion Meet is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each college-age participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. Participants build basic discussion skills, develop a keen understanding of important agricultural issues and explore how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems. Successful participants are productive thinkers rather than emotional persuaders and assist the group in creating ways to implement the solutions discussed and highlight Farm Bureau’s involvement in those actions/steps.

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