Although the Extemporaneous Speaking CDE is not until March, now is the time
to start preparing your students by providing them the resources they need.
Remember that this year, at the area level, extemp topics will not be
provided ahead of time. With good preparation, though, your students will be
well prepared no matter which topic they draw.  The good news is that many
of the best resources for this CDE are free. Here are a few examples of
materials that could be useful for extemp preparation (and also for
increasing ag knowledge with all of your students):

   - Growing Georgia Website: free subscription by going to:
   - Agricultural Research Magazine: free subscription for schools. Email
   [log in to unmask] or call 301-504-1638
   - The Furrow (published by John Deere): see your John Deere dealer for
   - Many commodity groups also send out free magazines

For complete details on the FFA Extemporaneous Speaking CDE, refer to the
CDE guide on the Georgia Ag Ed Website

Lynn Barber
South Region Agricultural Education Director
Georgia Department of Education
ABAC 34, 2802 Moore Hwy.
Tifton, GA 31794