February 23 to March 4, 2023 Let the Good Times Grow!
February 23 to March 4, 2023 Let the Good Times Grow!

Speech Contest

Show / Contest Coordinator

Marion County Farm Bureau

Julie Wall, 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!

2024 Winners

SENIOR Champion – Reagan Rowe, Florida Virtual FFA

INTERMEDIATE Champion – Cooper Alt, Dunnellon Christian Academy FFA

JUNIOR Champion – Peyton Brinkley, Majestic Oaks 4H



This year’s Topic:  How does Florida Farm Bureau Federation help connect youth with the agriculture industry?

Information Packet for 2024 Youth Speech Contest

Scholarships / Special Awards

Marion County Farm Bureau does offer scholarships to graduating Seniors!

Call Julie Wall @ 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.