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Join NDFB’s Collegiate Discussion Meets to Elevate Your Leadership Skills!

BISMARCK, ND – College students with a passion for agriculture and a desire to broaden their leadership skills are invited to participate in the upcoming NDFB Collegiate Discussion Meets. The competitions allow young adults to delve into vital agricultural issues while building basic skills used in committee meetings.

Two Collegiate Discussion Meets are scheduled to take place: 

Dickinson State University Event:

Date: October 24, 2023

Time: 6:45 p.m.

Location: DSU Ag Department


North Dakota State University Event:

Date: October 31, 2023

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: NDSU Campus, Loftsgard 308


The Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet is open to all NDFB student members between the ages of 18 and 24. This unique competition provides a platform for young individuals to engage in constructive discussions on pivotal topics, similar to real committee meetings. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and information on a predetermined agricultural issue. This experience helps them build fundamental discussion skills, gain a deeper understanding of critical agricultural matters, and explore the power of collaborative knowledge sharing to achieve consensus and solve problems.

The top two participants in each Collegiate Discussion Meet will earn the chance to compete at the NDFB Annual Meeting, scheduled for November 17th, 2023, at 5:15 p.m. The event will take place at the Holiday Inn in Fargo, offering a larger stage for participants to showcase their leadership and communication skills.

The ultimate winner of the NDFB Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet will have the honor of representing North Dakota at the national level. They will proceed to compete at the Collegiate Nationals in Omaha, Nebraska, from March 8 to 11, 2024. This opportunity allows the winner to showcase their expertise on a broader scale and make valuable connections within the agricultural industry.

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NDFB is the most effective general farm and ranch organization in the state of North Dakota, with more than 28,000 member families and 50 organized county Farm Bureaus.

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