The Montana Farm Bureau is holding their annual Youth Speech Contest in conjunction with the Montana FFA State Convention, March 30 ‐ April 2, 2016 at Montana State University in Bozeman. The contest is open to seventh, eighth and ninth grade students. Each speech must be two and a half to four minutes in length and demonstrate how science, technology, engineering and math are used by those who work in agriculture in one of the following careers:
o Crop production
o Livestock production
o Veterinary medicine
o Diesel mechanic
o Plant scientist
The contestant must submit a transcript of their speech and register by March 1, 2016 with the MFB Foundation. The top 20 speeches selected will be presented and judged the morning of March 31 during the FFA Convention. The first place winner received $400; second place earns $250 and thrid place will be awarded $100.
“’One of our Foundation's most important goals is to help with ag education and the leadership development of Montana's youth,” says MFB Foundation Coordinator Scott Kulbeck. “This speech contest is an opportunity to hone those skills, plus we are offering great prizes. We know that FFA has similar contests for high school students and we want to complement rather than compete with those contests.”
For more information, official rules or for a registration form contact Scott Kulbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406‐587‐3153.