EAGAN, Minn. – Katie Radman of the Randolph FFA chapter is the winner of the Minnesota State FFA Discussion Meet, sponsored by the MFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation.
For winning the competition, Radman received a plaque presented by MFBF Leadership Coordinator Rachael Peterson, and a scholarship to either attend the National FFA Washington D.C. Leadership Conference or to use to further her education.
Finishing second was Joe Dagel of the Russell-Tyler-Ruthon FFA chapter. He also received a scholarship to either attend the National FFA Washington D.C. Leadership Conference or to use to further her education.
“The Discussion Meet is just one way that Farm Bureau works alongside the FFA to develop the next generation of agriculture leaders,” said Peterson. “We are always impressed with the students taking part in the competition.”
Also advancing to the final four were Alison Murrell (Braham FFA) and Andrew Burns (Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop FFA). A total of fourteen regional winners from across the state competed in the finals, held on Sunday, April 23 as part of the annual Minnesota State FFA Convention, April 23-25.
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.
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