The American Farm Bureau Discussion Meet is part of the Young Farmers and Ranchers program. Contestants are evaluated on participation and discussion of pre-determined topics. NDFB member Warren Swenson said by learning to work within a group, participants develop the skills needed to understand important agricultural issues. “It starts at the local level,” said Swenson. “Our grassroots model here at Farm Bureau for these types of issues can have a really positive effect and eventually these conversations can be held at the national level.”
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