Area I Discussion Meet CDE will be held on February 4th at Etowah High schoolArea II CDE will be held on February 5th at Madison County High School
Registration Deadline January 25th
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Discussion Meet Agenda
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Registration
4:15 p.m. Selected topic announced
4:30 p.m. Preliminary Rounds
5:30 p.m. Finals Round
6:15 p.m. Announcement of Winners
Students should be in official dress and have pencil or pen.
*Reminder CDE is only for 9th-12th FFA Members.* Discussion Meet Topics 2013
1. Certainsectorsofagricultureare labor intensive and rely heavily on immigrant workers. What is a fair and balanced immigration policy?
2. What can be done to encourage young farmers and ranchers to return home to the farm if it means living in a rural area that does
not provide the same amenities (education, health care, technology) as a metropolitan community?
3. HowcanFarmBureauplayarole to ensure the viability of quality agricultural education programs within our schools?
4. HowshouldFarmBureauhelp prepare its members – both young and old – for transferring operations to the next generation of farmers and ranchers? What is Farm Bureau’s role in encouraging more transfers?
Samples of Opening Statements:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayrsj_MrFyI&feature=player_embedded#!
Highlights & Closing Statements:
*Please see attached documents for cde rules and room set up.