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The benefits that cattle provide the 
environment and the health benefits 
of beef need to be promoted, Ryley 
Mappin says in his prizewinning speech.

We need to let people know that raising cattle is a good thing

Junior winner in Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture competition wants to 'bust a myth'

Ryley Mappin, 14, of Byemoor was the junior winner in the Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture competition at the Calgary Stampede. He chose the topic: ‘Bust a myth in Canadian agriculture.’ “Oh give me a home, where the buffaloes roam, Where the deer and the antelope play,     Where seldom is heard, a discouraging […] Read more






Win $1,000 in young speakers competition

Deadline for applications is June 30

Young Albertans have a chance to win $1,000 and a trip to the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition in Toronto. Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture will hold its second annual public speaking competition on July 12 during the Calgary Stampede. The event offers young people an opportunity to share their views in a speech […] Read more



Aleri Swalwell received a buckle, ribbon, and $500 prize from Eric Dalke, 
founder of the  Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture competition.

Discover the power of social media – and use it

Aleri Swalwell of Strathmore was the junior winner in the first annual Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture competition at the Calgary Stampede for her speech on how farmers can use social media. Tweet — post — blog — viral — hashtag — inbox — bookmark — surf — hack — thread. Fifteen years ago these […] Read more


New speech competition for young Albertans

The Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture is holding an inaugural public speaking competition for Alberta youth to share their passion about the agricultural industry. The competition will be held during the Calgary Stampede on July 13 and offers youth ages 11 to 24 an opportunity to share their views on a topic important to agriculture. […] Read more