Discussion Meet CDE Agenda
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Registration
4:15 p.m. Judges Arrive: 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.

CDE Format
1. Selected topic is announced to students

2. Contestants may not bring paper with notes into the contest area. Blank paper and pencils will be furnished for note taking

3. Monitor will introduce the students

4. Each student will stand up and give 30 second opening statement

5. 20 minutes of discussion (student should discuss not argue topic) Students will be seated during the discussion

6. Each student will stand up and give 1 minutes closing statement

7. Students leave the room

8. Top three students will be selected from the preliminary round to compete in the final round.

9. Final round will select the top two students to advance to state competition.

Area I, Monday Feb. 4th @ Etowah High
Parking and Entering the School 
Park in front of the new gymnasium, which if you pull in front of the school it is back and to the right of the administration building.  There is a gate to the right of administration building where you can pull through to get to the new gym. Enter through the left side of the new gym through the doors under the catwalk.
FFA Chapters Registered
1. Carroll Co, Haleigh Gladdin
2. Chattooga Co, Bode Brooks
3. Creekside, Michael Wiggins
4. Etowah, Alexis Noble
5. Gilmer Co, Mason Cantrell
6. Gordon Central, Kayla Holcomb
7. LaFayette, Olivia Procosch
8. LFO, Morgan Jackman
9. Mt Zion, Amber Fraizer
10. Pepperell, Tyler Diggs
11. Ringgold, Hunter Fairchild
12. Rockmart, Hunter Albea
13. Temple, Audri Bearden

Area II CDE Tuesday Feb 5th, Madison County High School
Parking and Entering the School 
Park in front or side of school and report to Trish Lastly's agriculture education classroom.  Madison Co FFA members will be in parking lot to escort you to the classroom. 
FFA Chapters Registered
1. Athens Christian, Travis Bryan
2. Alcovy, Robert Aiken
3. Apalachee, Madison Hill
4. Banks Co, Chris Crump
5. Greene Co, Ivy Smith
6. Habersham Central, Chyanne Pope
7. Jackson Co, Carly Marchese
8. Jefferson, Mario Bueno
9. Maddison Co, Megan Boswell
10. North Oconee, Casey Gilbert
11. Oglethorpe Co , Andy Paul
12. Washington-Wilkes, Alicia Barker
13. White Co, Lindsay Wade

Discussion Meet Topics 2013
1. Certain sectors of agriculture are 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. How can Farm Bureau play a role to ensure the viability of quality agricultural education programs within our schools?

4. How should Farm Bureau help 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?

*Please see attached documents for cde rules and room set up. *