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Discussion Meets

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Michigan Farm Bureau Discussion Meets 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. 

Michigan Farm Bureau hosts Young Farmer Discussion Meets for 18- to 35-year-old members and Youth and Collegiate Discussion Meets to introduce young leaders to the organization. 

What is a Discussion Meet?

2022 Young Farmer Discussion Meet Topics

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Middle School Discussion Meet

View the 2021 Discussion Meet Prep Worksheet here.

View 2021 Guide Book
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High School Discussion Meet

View the 2021 Discussion Meet Prep Worksheet here.

View 2021 Guide Book
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Collegiate Discussion Meet

View 2021 Guide Book
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Young Farmer Discussion Meet

View 2022 Guide Book

2022 Meet Schedule

District 1 Young Farmer Discussion Meet | Feb. 12, 4 p.m.

Griner Farm, 13120 Born Street, Jones, MI

District 2 Young Farmer Discussion Meet | July 21, 6 p.m.

11025 S Jackson Rd. Cement City, MI

District 3 Young Farmer Discussion Meet | March 25, 6 p.m.

Bowers School Farm 1219 E Square Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

District 4 Young Farmer Discussion Meet | April 1, 6:30 p.m.

Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery, 3142 4 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

District 5 Young Farmer Discussion Meet | April 23, 4 p.m.

Lansing Lugnuts game

District 6 Young Farmer Discussion Meet | June 9

Golf Scramble, joint with District 8

Arrowhead Golf & Grill in Caro (1201 Gun Club Rd., Caro, MI 48723)

Agenda 12:00 p.m. – Start Golf Scramble

2:30-3:30 p.m. – Taco Bar

4:00 p.m. – District 6 & 8 Young Farmer Discussion Meets

District 7 Young Farmer Discussion Meet, | Aug. 13, 11 a.m.

Intimidator Golf Course, 5898 E 17 Mile Rd, Reed City, MI 49677

 

District 8 Young Farmer Discussion Meet | June 9

Golf scramble, joint with District 6

Arrowhead Golf & Grill in Caro (1201 Gun Club Rd., Caro, MI 48723)

Agenda 12:00 p.m. – Start Golf Scramble

2:30-3:30 p.m. – Taco Bar

4:00 p.m. – District 6 & 8 Young Farmer Discussion Meets

Distrtict 9 Young Farmer Discussion Meet | July 30

Leelanau Curling Club, 172 W Burdickville Rd, Maple City, MI 49664

District 10 Young Farmer Discussion Meet | June 12, 2 p.m.

Corn Hole Tournament (members of all ages welcome!) 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.; YF Discussion Meet, 4 p.m.; Cook Out

Deep River Township Pavilion (tan pavilion back by woods and baseball fields) 511 E State St
Sterling MI 48659

District 11 Young Farmer Discussion Meet, Aug. 13

Charlevoix Rod and Gun Club, 11330 US-31, Charlevoix, MI 49720

District 12 Young Farmer Discussion Meet | Aug. 28, 1 p.m.

W 399 US 2 & 41, Harris, MI

Check out our training videos and discussion examples
at the Michigan Farm Bureau YouTube page!

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