Over 60 Potential 2017-2018 Public Speaking Topics For Ag-Ed students competing in Speech Contests

2017-2018 Potential Public Speaking Topics For Ag-Ed Student Competing in Speech Contests

Back by popular demand! Thanks for checking this list out! If you need any help with public speaking or would like Brandon to come put on a public speaking workshop feel free to give him a shout at bbaumgarten18@gmail.com. Best wishes!

1. WOTUS(Water of the United States) rulings

2. Promoting the Brand of Agriculture

3. Social Media & Agricultural Awareness

4. Vitality of Agriculture Education/Advocacy

5. Agriculture’s Role in the War on Poverty

6. Trans-Pacific Partnership Potential Impact on Agriculture

7. Conservation & Commodity Titles

8. Eradicating Invasive Species

9. Urban Farming: Rooftop Gardening

10. Protecting Agriculture & Rural Prosperity

11. Feral Hogs Epidemic

12. Challenges Facing Rural Health & Farmlands

13. Atrazine Ban’s effect on Corn Farmers

14. Predicting the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill

15. Agroterroism and the war on food

16. GMOs vs. Non-GMOs: Educating the public

17. Lack of Agricultural Literacy in the Public today

18. Urban Sprawl & the Erosion of Farmland

19. Combating World Hunger

20. Emerging Science of Plant-Breeding Technology

21. U.S. Trade and new Import Laws

22. FarmBot and the innovation of Robot Farming

23. Vertical Farming

24. Challenges facing Agricultural Education

25. New steps to improve Farm BioSecurity

26. Animal Welfare vs. Animal Rights

27. Cloning Beef?

28. Exploring the Variety of Ag Careers

29. Hunting, Fishing,& less TV, more agricultural exposure.

30. Ethanol or No Ethanol?

31. Solar Energy, Wind Farming, & Other Energy Resources

32. Local Farmer’s Markets & the need for more food.

33. SMART Farming: Using the power of apps to do more.

34. Oklahoma Mesonet & Monitoring the Environment

35. Improving Modern Aquaculture & Fish Hatcheries

36. How Crop Surveys Benefit Farmers & Ranchers

37. How Agriculturalists Deal With Drought or Natural Disasters.

38. Agricultural Easements: How to Legally Save Farmland

39. World Trade Organization and International Tariffs

40. Greenhouse Emissions & the Public Debate

41. Purpose & History of Agricultural Extension and Education programs

42. Precision Agriculture

43. Pros & Cons of the Brazilian Beef Agreement

44. Community Gardens in Rural & Urban Areas

45. NAFTA & Global Agriculture

46. Xenotransplantation

47. Improving Food quality and production efficiency

48. Recent Food Changes for Charity laws

49. Food labeling & consumer information

50. New American Pork Exports: Argentina and Beyond

51. E. Coli & Preventing Bacterial Outbreaks in Food

52. Trump Administration’s positions on agriculture.

53. Leaving a Legacy

54. Starting Tradition/Setting Chapter Standards

55. Being a Team Player

56. Horizontal Drilling

57. Economic Impact of Oklahoma Agriculture

58. Land-Grant Universities: The past, present, and future role of preparing students for the Ag Industry.

59. Food Sustainability

60. Agritourism: Economic, Industrial, and Rural Impact

61. New Technology in Seed Production

62. Reducing Foodborne Illnesses

63. New uses of Biocontrol Fungus

64. USDA Services for Farmers & Ranchers

65. The Rising of World Wheat Consumption

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Brandon Baumgarten

Brandon Baumgarten grew up in the small town of Oilton, Oklahoma and was elected to serve the Oklahoma FFA Association as State Secretary, State President, and as a National Officer Candidate representing nearly 25,000 students on the local, state, and national levels from 2011-2013. Afterwards, Brandon launched his speaking career and authored the highly sought after leadership book, Caught Up & Called Out, hoping to help others see the impact they can make on this world. He is a professional speaker, speaking at over 100 different events each year, and a graduate from Oklahoma State University in Agricultural Leadership, and was even named a top 10 student. He is a Zig Ziglar Legacy & Youth Certified Presenter and his message is always to engage, encourage, and empower you to do something big in your life! No matter if you are a student, teacher, parent, or business executive, Brandon's presentations are certain to make you laugh, think, and realize your impact is about to begin!

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