YF&R Discussion Meet

News & Media / October 6, 2020

Who’s ready to participate in the Nevada Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Discussion Meet?


This year’s Discussion Meet will be held at the Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting November 19th through the 21st in Ely, Nevada at the Bristlecone Convention Center.


The Discussion Meet is a great opportunity for YF&R members from around the state to come together and discuss a randomly selected question from the list below. Participants build basic discussion skills, develop a keen understanding of important agricultural issues and explore how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems. Competitors will be evaluated on exchange of ideas and information on the predetermined topic.


The winner of the Nevada Farm Bureau YF&R Discussion Meet will have the opportunity to compete at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) YF&R Discussion Meet in January.


If interested in competing in this year’s Discussion Meet, please contact Brittney Money at brittney@nvfb.org


The predetermined Discussion Meet  Questions are listed below:


 Young Farmers & Ranchers
Discussion Meet and Collegiate Discussion Meet Questions

  1. International trade is important to agriculture. We must continue working to build strong relations with existing customers while seeking out new trade partners to strengthen market stability. How can we enhance existing, and establish new and diverse foreign trading partners?
  2. Connectivity underpins the modern economy. What mix of investment and policy initiatives can provide reliable broadband access to farmers, ranchers and rural America?
  3. The increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters creates additional risk for farmers and ranchers. What tools and production practices can be engaged to reduce climate and weather risks?
  4. The decline in rural populations is accelerated by a poor farm economy. What solutions would enhance the vibrancy and economic sustainability of agriculture and rural communities?
  5. Is big data a big solution or big exposure? Technology tools are often cited as a method of increasing productivity and profitability, but there are liabilities that go along with technology. As young farmers and ranchers we are often first adopters. How do we ensure clear understanding of the risks and rewards of big data and smart farming?____

These questions will be used for the Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, YF&R Discussion Meet held during AFBF Annual Convention in San Diego, California and the Collegiate Discussion Meet held during the FUSION Conference in Portland, Oregon.

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