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Discussion Meets

About Discussion Meets

The Discussion Meet is one of the highlights of the State Annual Meeting each year. The meet features three competition brackets: Young Farmers, Collegiate and High School.

Sponsored by the Michigan Farm Bureau State Young Farmer Committee at the District and State level and the AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee at the National Level, the Discussion Meet program started in 1948.

The purpose of the Meets is to allow for discussion and an exchange of ideas on topics facing agriculture and its future. 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. The winner of each meet receives a cash prize and advances to national-level competitions.

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Young Farmer Meet - Tuesday, Nov. 30

Collegiate Meet - Wednesday, Dec. 1

High School Meet - Wednesday, Dec. 1

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