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Enter the Youth Speech Contest

Youth Speech Contest

Florida Farm Bureau’s statewide Youth Speech Contest has three levels of competition: County, District and State. Alachua County students who meet the criteria, below, should download and complete the form.

Youth Speech Contest Packet 2020

The form must be submitted no later than August 10, 2020 to Peggi.Justesen@ffbf.org  or hand-carried or mailed to Peggi Justesen, Alachua County Farm Bureau, 16206 NW 163 Lane, Alachua, FL. 32615. The county competition will take place August 13 at the Alachua County Farm Bureau Headquarters Building, 16206 NW 163rd Lane, Alachua, FL 32615. 

The winner of the County contest will compete in the District contest and the District winner then competes against the other seven District winners in the State competition, held at the Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting at the Caribe RoyaleOrlando Oct. 21-Oct. 23, 2020.

This Year’s Topic: “What are 3 major challenges that you feel Florida agriculture is facing?”

Rules:

  • Limit speech to 5 minutes +/ -30 seconds.

  • Must prepare and perform speech personally.

  • No visual aids such as PowerPoint presentations or posters permitted.

  • Must be a resident of Alachua County but needn’t be a Farm Bureau member.

  • Must be at 14 years of age and not over 18 years of age on or before September 13, 2019.

Prizes (county level competition):

  • First Place Winner – $150

  • Second Place Winner — $100

  • Third Place Winner — $50

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