November 18, 2023
Axtman wins Collegiate Discussion Meet
Taiton Axtman, a student at North Dakota State University, won the NDFB Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet, held during the 81st NDFB Annual Meeting in Fargo at the Holiday Inn, Nov. 17-18.
Axtman was one of four contestants competing in the meet. The other contestant from NDSU was Race Jacobsen. The two contestants from Dickinson State University Collegiate Farm Bureau were Paul Hanebutt and Shayna Pond.
Axtman is a sophomore double majoring in Ag Econ and Crop and Weed Science. He comes from a farm family and would work on his uncle’s farm and feedlot by Fessenden in the summer.
"Taiton is an amazing collegiate member and is really involved with the club," said Alisha Nord-Donnelly, advisor for NDSU Collegiate Farm Bureau. "He has lots of great ideas to grow the club."
The NDFB Collegiate Discussion Meet is a unique opportunity for individuals to engage in constructive discussions on pivotal agricultural topics, similar to real committee meetings. Participants exchange ideas and information on a predetermined agricultural issue, showcasing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This experience helps them build fundamental discussion skills, gain a deeper understanding of agricultural matters, and explore the power of collaborative knowledge sharing to achieve consensus and solve problems.
Axtman will travel to Omaha, Nebraska for the American Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet during the AFBF Fusion Conference in March of 2024.