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National youth speaking competition now open

Reading Time: < 1 minute Attracting talent, micro-food processing, and capitalizing on climate change are among the topics for the 2020 edition of the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition. The national speaking contest is open to youth ages 11 to 24 who have a passion for agriculture whether raised on a farm, in the country, or in the city. […] Read more

Ryley Mappin was the junior winner in the Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture competition this past fall. He was recently awarded junior champion at the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition.

Alberta youth awarded at agricultural speaking competition

Reading Time: < 1 minute Two Albertans took home top honours at the recent Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. Ellie Stauffer from the Pincher Creek 4-H Club and a 4-H Alberta ambassador won senior champions honours while Ryley Mappin was named junior champion. (Mappin’s presentation for the provincial contest on how […] Read more



Alberta speakers wow them with their words

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lois Schultz of Wetaskiwin took top honours in the senior division of the 2017 Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture nationals earlier this month while Quentin Albrecht of Holden was first runner-up in the junior category. Schultz was 4-H Alberta’s representative at the event, which takes place at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. The […] Read more


David McTaggart

Lacombe 4-H’er wins young speakers award

Reading Time: < 1 minute David MacTaggart from Lacombe took top honours in the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition held at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto earlier this month. MacTaggart is a seven-year member and secretary of the Central Lacombe 4-H Beef Club. This year’s competition featured 26 competitors aged 11 to 24 from across the country. […] Read more

Young Speakers For Agriculture Win Cash

Reading Time: < 1 minute Five new topics and a competition date have been announced for the 2010 Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) competition. The topics, which will be presented by contestants Nov. 6, 2010 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario, are: The profile and impact of a Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame member Who will […] Read more