The participants will draw three specific topics, selected at random from one pool of 12, relating to the industry of agriculture. Twelve topics shall be prepared by the event superintendent from the following categories:
a) agriscience and technology, b) agrimarketing and international agricultural relations, c) food and fiber system, d) urban agriculture, and e)FFA related issues
Using participants reference material, paticipants will create a 4-6 minute speech on chosen topic and present it to judges using only note cards. Judges may ask questions after speech.