Agricultural Issues Forum
Participants in the Agricultural Issues Forum LDE research the pros and cons of an agricultural issue and present their findings and theories to a panel of judges. The event helps students to develop critical thinking, problem solving and formal communication skills.
Conduct of Chapter Meetings
Each team will consist of seven members from the same chapter. Members will fulfill the duties of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter, sentinel and advisor. The member who performs the advisor role in opening ceremonies will participate as a member for the remaining time of the event. Team members must be enrolled in the seventh, eighth or ninth grade at the time of qualification.
The Creed Speaking LDE is for FFA members in grades seventh, eighth, and ninth. They must present the FFA Creed from memory and answer questions about its meaning and purpose. The event boosts self-confidence and develops their ability to communicate in a powerful, professional manner.
Participants in the Employment Skills LDE submit a resume, complete job applications, and participate in mock interviews and practicums with a panel of possible employers.
Extemporaneous Public Speaking
In the Extemporaneous Public Speaking LDE, participants are given 30 minutes to deliver a speech on one of three assigned agricultural topics. Students must learn to think on their feet and develop an argument quickly and persuasively.
During the Parliamentary Procedure LDE, teams conduct a mock chapter meeting to demonstrate their knowledge of basic parliamentary law and the correct use of parliamentary procedures.
Prepared Public Speaking
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