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Kyleen Shields wins South Dakota collegiate discussion meet, Jerylin Reed runner-up

On Dec. 1, 2010, five members of the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Collegiate Farm Bureau competed in the discussion meet.

A discussion meet simulates a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. The judges look for the competitor who offers constructive criticism, cooperation and communication, while analyzing agricultural problems and developing solutions.

Of the five competitors, two will advance and compete at the National Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) discussion meet in Orlando, FL, Feb. 5-7.

Kyleen Shields of Amherst, WI, was the winner of the discussion meet, and Jerylin Reed of Faith, SD, was runner-up. The topic of the discussion meet was “Has technology become essential for American farmers? Should Farm Bureau influence and encourage all generations of farmers, ranchers and agriculturists to embrace technological opportunities?”

To learn more about the discussion meet, and SDSU collegiate Farm Bureau, e-mail: sdsufarmbureau@hotmail.com.

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