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
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
The finals will be held on February 7, 2017 during the 2017 Missouri Pork Expo at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.
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.
|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:
Missouri Pork Association
6235 W. Cunningham Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202