Region 1 FFA Members Advance to State FFA Discussion Meet

Tyler Myhre from the Detroit Lakes FFA Chapter and Rachel Bolar from the Detroit Lakes FFA Chapter took home top honors from the Region 1 FFA Discussion Meet held on April 3 at Ada High School. They will advance to the state contest sponsored by Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation at the end of April in conjunction with the Minnesota State FFA Convention. Other finalists included Solomon Carlson of the Hawley FFA Chapter.

The Discussion Meet competition encourages participants to have a conversation about current agriculture topics. The discussion simulates a committee meeting with the goal of finding a solution. Each FFA region in Minnesota can send two participants to the state contest, where the top two winners will receive a scholarship to the FFA Washington Leadership Conference or to further their education.

Minnesota Farm Bureau representing Farmers • Families • Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota,