Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet Final

James Williams poses with his wife and new ATV, He won the State Discussion meet on Tuesday
Discussion Meet a Huge Success

Boise--Four Young Farmer and Ranchers qualified for the discussion meet final at the Doubletree Riverside in Boise. Emily Ward, James Williams, Caroline Anderson, and Cade Davis beat out a talented field to make the finals.

But it was James Williams who took home the ATV grand prize. Armed with extensive research and razor sharp speaking skills, edged out one of the most competitive fields in recent years.

The strength of Farm Bureau is largely in its ability to involve members in analyzing their agricultural problems and deciding on solutions that best meet their needs. The Discussion Meet provides an opportunity for greater participation on the part of young, active farmers and ranchers and helps them develop a greater command of basic discussion skills.

The three fundamentals of general discussion are constructive criticism, cooperation and communication. The contestant's responsibility is to exchange ideas and information in an effort to solve a problem

The final discussion centered on improving transportation infa-structure in Idaho. Emily Ward delivered solid opening remarks:

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