2019-2020 Potential Public Speaking Topics

Back by popular demand: here are the 2019-2020 Potential Public Speaking Topics For Ag-Ed Student Competing in FFA Speech Contests

Thanks for checking this list out! If you need any help with public speaking or would like Brandon to come present a public speaking workshop feel free to give him a shout at bbaumgarten18@gmail.com. Best wishes and congrats tackling the number one fear in America!

1. USDA Realigning the ERS program

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. The Processed Food War

7. Improving Beef Advocacy

8. Eradicating Invasive Species

9. Urban Farming: Rooftop Gardening

10. Protecting Agriculture & Rural Prosperity

11. Feral Hogs Epidemic

12. Health Challenges in Rural Oklahoma

13. Combating the Opioid Crisis

14. Organic Farming vs. Non-Organic

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. How the legalization of Medical Marijuana could affect Agriculture

28. The Evolution of American Agriculture 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. American Farm Bureau and the WOTUS ruling

40. Greenhouse Emissions & the Public Debate

41. Purpose & History of Agricultural Extension and Education programs

42. Precision Agriculture

43. The Secretary of Agriculture & the vision for USDA

44. Community Gardens in Rural & Urban Areas

45. NAFTA & Global Agriculture

46. Xenotransplantation: The Industry and the Science

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

66. Potential Shifting of U.S. Farm Tariffs

67. Ag Gag Laws

68. The Battle for Beef: Food Insecurity around the globe

69. National FFA and Microsoft Partnership

70. Protecting Agricultural Education

71. How to recruit new Ag Teachers into the profession

72. Smart Growth Policies

73. California’s Ban On Plastic. What could it lead to?

74. Addressing today’s skill gap and what is needed in the Ag Industry

75. Real or Unreal? The possibilities of Lab Grown Fake Meat

76. Improving Ag Literacy in Urban Areas

77. Factory Farming vs. Family Farming

78. How we can articulate the message of Agriculture

79. Exploring Nutritional Research

80. Food Identification Among Consumers

81. The Future of Auctioneering

82. Drought-Resistant Spinach: Gene-editing in Agriculture

83. Uncovering the USDA’s WHIP Disaster relief program

84. The Affordable Clean Energy(ACE) Rule’s impact on CO2 emissions

85. Decreasing the Risks of Food-Borne Illnesses

86. Defining the Millennial Farmer

87. Warehouse Farming and the Future of Agriculture

88. Using Drones to Fight Crop Diseases

89. Chocolate Farming? Why Cocoa Production is at Risk.

90. The Negative Role of Fake News in Agriculture

91. Apps in Agriculture? The Revolution of Agriculture Technology

92. Finding Your Voice: How FFA Helps Students Overcome the Number 1 Fear

93. Intercropping: The War on Weeds and Pests

94. The Ogallala Aquifer: Making Every Drop of Water Count

95. The Importance of Ag in the Classroom and Other Ag Literacy Programs

96. The Rise of Disruptive Technology and the impact on the Beef Industry

97. How to Recruit New FFA Members into Your FFA Chapter

98. How Online Grocery Shopping Could Impact Consumers & Producers

99. No Wheaties for Me: The Growing Trend of Eating Gluten-Free

100. Meatless Meat: Could this Alternative Meat

101. Farming in Outer Space

102. The Beyond Meat Movement

103. Evolution of Hemp Farming

104. Plant Based Beef and Emerging Food technology

105. Electronic Ear Tagging in the Beef Industry

106. Impact of the African Swine Fever on Imports

107. Agriculture and the 2020 Census

108. US and Japan Tariff Agreement

109. Myths of Methane in Public Perception

110. Beef Packer Litigation and the USDA


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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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