The Young Leaders Discussion Meet is an exchange of ideas and information about a particular topic in which contestants must analyze problems and determine solutions. Judges look for a contestant who offers constructive criticism, cooperation, and communication. Contestants first compete at the district competition on August 19.
District contest winners advance to the state competition at the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in December.
District & State Discussion Topics:
Question 1: Products like cell-based food products have demonstrated the food system is rapidly changing. How can future food technologies and related products be beneficially integrated into modern agricultural production without hampering the success of traditional products and the farmers and ranchers who grow them?
Question 2: With abundant productivity, farmers are in need of new markets, including outside traditional food and feed channels. How do we develop, invest and commercialize to innovate new uses of agricultural products and by-products to benefit all of agriculture?
District 1 Discussion Meet
Monday, August 19
DeKalb County Farm Bureau