Marion-Florence FFA Member Wins Extemporaneous Public Speaking Contest

Elizabeth Meyer of the Marion-Florence FFA chapter was announced as the winner of the Kansas FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Career Development Event (CDE) during the 88th Kansas FFA State Convention, June 1-3, 2016, on the Kansas State University campus.

This CDE challenges members to present on a current agricultural issue after only 30 minutes of preparation. Meyer’s speech focused on whether conventional farmers should support urban agriculture.

By winning at the state level, Meyer is eligible to compete in the National Extemporaneous Speaking CDE at the National FFA Convention in fall 2016.

Mia Pentz, Winfield FFA, placed second; Wyatt Krehbiel, Pretty Prairie FFA, placed third; and Joel Nelson, Jackson Heights FFA, placed fourth.

This event is sponsored by Casey and Tammy Niemann.