2021 Discussion meet
East Idaho farmer Marquee Ricks has won the American Farm Bureau Federation Discussion Meet, an event that is meant to hone the public speaking and problem-solving skills of young farmers and ranchers.
The Discussion Meet is a national Farm Bureau event that is meant to simulate a committee meeting rather than a debate. When presented with a challenge in the form of a question, participants direct their discussions toward each other in an attempt to arrive at a solution.
Young farmers and ranchers across the nation compete in various Discussion Meets during the year and the state-level winners of these events compete against each other during AFBF’s annual convention, which was held virtually Jan. 10-13 this year.