Thursday, October 15, 2009
District Discussion Meets Underway
Bob Smathers photo
U of I Discussion Meet a Success
Moscow-Collegiate members of the Idaho Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers held their annual Discussion Meet at the University of Idaho College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on October 14.
All seven competitors presented well researched comments with hopes of winning a free trip to the state YF&R discussion meet at the Annual Farm Bureau Convention in December. The U of I students tackled the discussion question “How can agricultural producers reach out to the public to gain their support on important issues impacting agriculture?”
The top finishers were 1st Alex Vigil, Agribusiness, 2nd Colin Longworth, Range Science, and Joel Zwainz, Business and Accounting. Alex Vigil represented Idaho in the National Collegiate Discussion Meet in Sacramento last January and made it all the way to the sweet 16 of that competition.
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