The deadline for entering the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition is Sept. 30, and the organization has a new website making it easier to register.
The topics for 2016 are:
- What is the impact of public opinion on Canadian farmers?
- How would you explain a GMO to a non-farmer?
- What does the next generation of agriculture bring to the table?
- How can we improve the media’s perception of Canadian agriculture?
- Old MacDonald had a farm…But what about Mrs. MacDonald?
The competition is held annually at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto and is open to both farm and urban youth ages 11 to 24 with a passion for agriculture.
The national, bilingual competition gives participants an opportunity to share their opinions, ideas and concerns about the Canadian agri-food industry in a five- to seven-minute prepared speech.