Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture Launches Youth Speaking Competition at Calgary Stampede3 years ago -
â€œWeâ€™re excited to announce the launch of this exciting communications competition for Albertan youth at the Calgary Stampede,â€ said Eric Dalke, AYSA co-founder. â€œWe invite youth ages 11-24 to sign up and share their passion for the agricultural industry by speaking and sharing their views on Canadian agriculture.â€
The competition will be held on July 13th during the Calgary Stampede and offers youth the opportunity to compete with a five to seven minute speech on topics important to the agricultural industry. Winners have the opportunity to win a cash prize of up to $1,000 and will be eligible to compete in the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition in Toronto.
The topics for the 2016 competition are:
â€¢ What is the impact of public opinion on Canadian farmers?
â€¢ How would you explain a GMO to a non-farmer?
â€¢ What does the next generation of agriculture bring to the table?
â€¢ How can we improve the mediaâ€™s perception of Canadian agriculture?
â€¢ Old MacDonald had a farm â€¦ But what about Mrs. MacDonald?
â€œAgriculture is a vital industry for Canada and Alberta and itâ€™s important we develop future leaders to help this industry thrive,â€ said Dalke. â€œThis competition is about giving the young leaders of tomorrow the opportunity to learn, grow and succeed in Canadian agriculture.â€