The FFA Extemporaneous Speaking contest is the one of the most rigorous and challenging FFA competitions due to the breadth of knowledge required and limited time constraints. Student competitors are given three agricultural topics of which they have never seen. The student competitor will then select one topic of focus and are given thirty(30) minutes to prepare a speech. The speech must be longer than four(4) minutes but must not extend past six(6) minutes. Students are allowed to utilize five(5) resources during the speech preparation time.
Trevor began preparing in September by researching various agricultural topics such as water and land conservation, trade and marketing, air quality, agricultural labor and immigration, biotechnology, animal welfare, and emerging technology in agriculture. Trevor spent time after school and at home reading articles, analyzing research and case studies, listening to podcasts, and watching informational videos to develop and refine his knowledge of agricultural issues. This contest has developed Trevor’s knowledge of agriculture, critical thinking skills, and has trained him to be a very effective communicator. Very few FFA students even get close to winning a California FFA State Championship…this is Trevor’s second!
The Liberty Ranch FFA Chapter is very proud of Trevor, not only for this outstanding accomplishment, but because Trevor Denier serves as an excellent representation of our program, school, and community.