February 25 to March 5, 2022 Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future.
February 25 to March 5, 2022 Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future.

Speech Contest

Show / Contest Coordinator

Marion County Farm Bureau

Amanda Permar, 352-237-2124

More about the Speech Contest

Each year, the Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s Women’s Leadership Program sponsors a statewide Youth Speech Contest. The contest has three levels of competition: the County Competition, held during the week of the Southeastern Youth Fair in Ocala, Florida in Feburary; the District Competition, held at the Farm Bureau State Office in Gainesville, Florida in August; and the State Competition held during the Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting in TBD, Florida in October. The winner of the County contest competes in their District contest and the District winner then competes in the State competition against the other seven District winners. The purpose of this contest is to promote a stronger interest and clearer understanding of the many aspects of agriculture; to provide opportunities for our youth to gain knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of agriculture; and help to promote agriculture’s many values and virtues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Has anything changed from last year?
YES! We’ve increased the prize money for all three winners!
Also, the topic changes every year, so keep an eye out for an update!

2020 Winners

1st Place – Payton Davis, Belleview HS FFA

2nd Place – Felicity Krause, Lucky Learners 4H

3rd Place –  Kayelee Ehrisman,  Belleview HS FFA


Entries for this contest will be accepted now through November 12th.

It is HIGHLY recommended to enter all Fair entries online!

After October 1st, you can Click Here to Enter Online

If you are unable to access a computer, you may print the paper entry form here:

Speech Contest Entry Form

Information Packet for 2021 Youth Speech Contest

Scholarships / Special Awards

Marion County Farm Bureau does offer scholarships to graduating Seniors!

Call Amanda Permar @ 352-237-2124 for more information!

2020 MCFB Scholarship Application

Thank You Speech Contest Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

You Can Help

SEYF is a non-profit, and is reliant on help from the community in the form of donations of money, services and time.  Click below to get involved and help us help the youth of Marion County.