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Created: 2/15/10 (Mon) | Topic: Events        

YF&R Ag Challenge finalists named

YF&R Ag Challenge finalists named

Four young farmers from around the state were named the finalists in the North Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Challenge, held at the YF&R Leadership Conference in Minot, January 29-31.

Steve Heger of Underwood, Cassi Schriefer of Golden Valley, Courtney Hawbaker of Portal, and Mike Larson of Bottineau were chosen as finalists in the Challenge. They will each receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2010 NDFB Convention and Exposition in Fargo next November to compete in a “traditional” Discussion Meet round with a question from American Farm Bureau.

The winner of the North Dakota YF&R Challenge will win a several prizes as well as an all- expense paid trip to compete in the AFBF YF&R Discussion Meet held during the American Farm Bureau Convention in Atlanta, Georgia in January of 2011.

The finalists for the Challenge were chosen based on a judged 15-minute issues-discussion and a judged 5-minute videotaped interview designed to simulate a television interview.

The YF&R Challenge competition, open to farmers and ranchers between the ages of 18 and 35, was designed to simulate a committee meeting in which individuals discuss issues and surface solutions to those issues and to be able to speak comfortably with the media regarding issues related to farming and ranching.

For more information on the YF&R program go to the YF&R page.


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