Sub - Area locations and information has been distributed.  You may find
the following information useful.

The topics for the Area Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE will not be
given in advance this year. Twelve topics will be prepared by the
event superintendent and will include three each from the following

1. agriscience and technology

2. agrimarketing and international agriculture

3. food and fiber systems

4. urban agriculture

Participants will be admitted to the preparation room at 15 minute
intervals and given exactly 30 minutes for topic selection and

The officials in charge of the event will screen reference material on
the following basis:

1. Must be limited to five items

2. Printed material such as books or magazines

3. Printed compilations of materials collected from internet research

4. To be counted as one item, a notebook or folder of collected
materials may contain NO more than 100 single sided pages or 50 pages
double sided numbered consecutively. ( Pages must be numbered before
entering the preparation room)

5. Cannot be notes or speeches prepared by the participant or by
another person for the purpose of use in this event

 Each speech should be the result of the participant's own effort
using  approved reference material which the participant may bring to
the preparation room. No other assistance may be provided. Any notes
for speaking must be made during the 30 minute preparation period. A
participant will be permitted to use notes while speaking, but
deductions in scoring may be made for this practice if it detracts
from the effectiveness of the presentation.

Here are a few examples of materials that could be useful for extemp
preparation :

Personal Books, Magazines, Newspapers

Farm Journal, Progressive Farmer, New York Time, Wall Street Journal,

Industry Trade Associations: American Quarter Horse Assoc, Georgia
Green Industry Assoc., Georgia Forestry Commission

Organizations & Experts Interviews: Agribusiness person, Farmer,
President of civic club or industry related organization,
Agricultural scientist, College of Agriculture

Surveys public opinion polls, agriculture stats

Biographical sources: Dictionary of National and American Biography,
Who's Who in America

Computer Databases & Websites

ERIC, Agridata Network, AG STAT

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 info.


Ga. Dept of Agriculture :

Georgia Farm Bureau -

Topics from past CDEs and the Extemporaneous Speaking CDE Bulletin can
be found on the Ag Ed website

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call.


Kevin Jump
Area Mechanics Teacher
Central Region Agricultural Education
PO Box 4060
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA  31030
478 825 6068 office
478 230 8344 cell
478 825 6980 fax