The 2017 FFA Pork Speaking Contest
Sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association

 

The Missouri Pork Association continues its support of Missouri’s youth and FFA students by holding a speaking contest each year. Students proceed through their area and district before reaching the state final, where the top student in each of Missouri’s six FFA districts competes for the top prize.

 

The 2017 state finals will be held at the Missouri Pork Expo in Columbia on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

 

2017 Contest Details:

Theme: U.S. Pork for a Hungry World – Producing More with Less

 

Cash Awards:

All six district-winning speakers will receive a cash award at the Expo.
First Place – $200
Second Place – $150
Third Place – $100
Other Participants – $50 each

 

Finals:

The finals will be held on February 7, 2017 during the 2017 Missouri Pork Expo at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.

Contest Rules:

1. The general rules and regulations of the National FFA Public Speaking Contests will govern the district and state contests.

2. The contest will include a 6-8 minute presentation with a 5 minute question session. Questions about the national and state organizations and current pork industry issues will be included along with questions about the speech.

3. As soon as the district winner is selected, the local advisor must send the following material to: Diane Slater, Missouri Pork Association, 6235 W. Cunningham Drive, Columbia, MO 65202.
a. Four (4) double-spaced type-written copies of the speech on 8.5″ x 11″ white paper.
b. A signed statement that the contestant’s speech is the result of their own work.
c. Bibliography must be included.

 

Informational Websites:

Missouri Farmers Care www.MoFarmersCare.com
Protect the Harvest www.ProtectTheHarvest.com
Missouri Pork Association www.mopork.com
National Pork Board www.pork.org
National Pork Producers Council www.nppc.org
Missouri Ag Statistics Service http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Missouri/index.asp
University of Missouri Commercial Ag Program http://agebb.missouri.edu/commag/swine
U.S. Pork Center of Excellence www.usporkcenter.org
Pork Facts Book http://www.pork.org/NewsAndInformation/QuickFacts/default.html
U.S. Meat Export Federation http://www.usmef.org
Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov
Missouri Department of Natural Resources http://www.dnr.mo.gov

 

Click here for the past results.

 

For more information, contact:

Diane Slater
Missouri Pork Association
6235 W. Cunningham Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 445-8375
diane@mopork.com