2021-2022 Potential Public Speaking Topics For Students Competing in FFA Speech Contests

2021-2022 Potential Public Speaking Topics For Ag-Ed Student Competing in FFA Speech Contests
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  1. COVID-19’s impact on the Agriculture
  2. Robotic Milking & the Dairy Industry
  3. Social Media & Agricultural Awareness
    4. Building our Local Food Supply
    1. The Current Debate of Ag Monopolies
  4. The Processed Food War
  5. Improving Beef Advocacy
  6. Eradicating Invasive Species
  7. Urban Farming: Rooftop Gardening
  8. Protecting Agriculture & Rural Prosperity
  9. Feral Hogs Epidemic
  10. Health Challenges in Rural Oklahoma
  11. Combating the Opioid Crisis
  12. Organic Farming vs. Non-Organic
    15. Agroterroism and the war on food
  13. GMOs vs. Non-GMOs: Educating the public
  14. Lack of Agricultural Literacy in the Public today
  15. Urban Sprawl & the Erosion of Farmland
  16. Combating World Hunger
  17. Emerging Science of Plant-Breeding Technology
  18. U.S. Trade and new Import Laws
    22. FarmBot and the innovation of Robot Farming
  19. Vertical Farming
  20. Challenges facing Agricultural Education
  21. New steps to improve Farm BioSecurity
  22. Animal Welfare vs. Animal Rights
    27. How the legalization of Medical Marijuana could affect dAgriculture
  23. The Evolution of American Agriculture Careers
  24. Hunting, Fishing,& less TV, more agricultural exposure.
  25. Ethanol or No Ethanol?
  26. Solar Energy, Wind Farming, & Other Energy Resources
  27. Local Farmer’s Markets & the need for more food.
  28. SMART Farming: Using the power of apps to do more.
  29. Oklahoma Mesonet & Monitoring the Environment
  30. Improving Modern Aquaculture & Fish Hatcheries
  31. Christmas Tree Farming and the Benefits or Local Ag Production
    37. How Agriculturalists Deal With Drought or Natural Disasters.
  32. Agricultural Easements: How to Legally Save Farmland
  33. Future of Irrigation and Water Supply
  34. Greenhouse Emissions & the Public Debate
  35. Purpose & History of Agricultural Extension and Education programs
  36. Precision Agriculture
  37. The Secretary of Agriculture & the vision for USDA
  38. Community Gardens in Rural & Urban Areas
  39. NAFTA & Global Agriculture
  40. Xenotransplantation: The Industry and the Science
  41. Improving Food quality and production efficiency
  42. Recent Food Changes for Charity laws
  43. Food labeling & consumer information
  44. New American Pork Exports: Argentina and Beyond
  45. E. Coli & Preventing Bacterial Outbreaks in Food
  46. Supporting young/BIPOC farmers
  47. Protecting Food Chain Workers
  48. Starting Tradition/Setting Chapter Standards
  49. Being a Team Player
  50. Horizontal Drilling
  51. Economic Impact of Oklahoma Agriculture
  52. Land-Grant Universities: The past, present, and future role of preparing students for the Ag Industry.
  53. Food Sustainability
    60. Agritourism: Economic, Industrial, and Rural Impact
  54. New Technology in Seed Production
  55. Reducing Foodborne Illnesses
  56. New uses of Biocontrol Fungus
  57. USDA Services for Farmers & Ranchers
  58. The Rising of World Wheat Consumption
  59. Potential Shifting of U.S. Farm Tariffs
  60. Ag Gag Laws
    68. The Battle for Beef: Food Insecurity around the globe
  61. School Lunch Programs & Fighting Food Insecurity during COVID-19
  62. Protecting Agricultural Education, Research, and Literacy Beyond 2020
  63. How to recruit new Ag Teachers into the profession
  64. Smart Growth Policies
  65. California’s Ban On Plastic. What could it lead to?
  66. Addressing today’s skill gap and what is needed in the Ag Industry
  67. Real or Unreal? The possibilities of Lab Grown Fake Meat
  68. Improving Ag Literacy in Urban Areas
  69. Factory Farming vs. Family Farming
  70. How we can articulate the message of Agriculture
  71. Exploring Nutritional Research
  72. Food Identification Among Consumers
  73. The Future of Auctioneering
  74. Drought-Resistant Spinach: Gene-editing in Agriculture
  75. Developing Local Sustainable Food Systems
  76. The Affordable Clean Energy(ACE) Rule’s impact on CO2 emissions
  77. Decreasing the Risks of Food-Borne Illnesses
  78. Defining the Millennial Farmer
  79. What is Warehouse Farming?
  80. Using Drones to Fight Crop Diseases
  81. Chocolate Farming? Why Cocoa Production is at Risk.
    90. The Negative Role of Fake News in Agriculture
  82. Apps in Agriculture? The Revolution of Agriculture Technology
  83. Finding Your Voice: How FFA Helps Students Overcome the Number 1 Fear
  84. Intercropping: The War on Weeds and Pests
  85. The Ogallala Aquifer: Making Every Drop of Water Count
    95. The Importance of Ag in the Classroom and Other Ag Literacy Programs
  86. The Rise of Disruptive Technology and the impact on the Beef Industry
    97. How to Recruit New FFA Members into Your FFA Chapter
  87. How Online Grocery Shopping Could Impact Consumers & Producers
  88. No Wheaties for Me: The Growing Trend of Eating Gluten-Free
    100. Meatless Meat: Could this Alternative Meat
  89. Farming in Outer Space
  90. Maintaining Ag Research Funding
  91. National Farm Broadcasters Association and the future of Ag Communications
  92. Food availability in 2021 and beyond
  93. Building our Rural Electric Infrastructure
    1. The Use of Ivermectin and the Doorway to Clinical Trials
    2. The Supreme Court & California’s Proposition 12 Animal Welfare Law
    3. Can AI Farming Make Agriculture More Sustainable?
    4. Bill Gates and Silicon Valley’s Green Tech Fund
    5. Farm to Fork Agriculture Program
    6. The Government Taxing Your Livestock
    7. McGirt Tribal Case and the Impact on Oklahoma’s Agriculture
    8. The future taxation of the US family farms
    9. How FFA equips leaders to fill a desperate labor force
    10. The Future of Ag Retailing
    11. Farmer’s Markets Going Online!
    12. How Human Trafficking Has Affected Agriculture
    13. Future of Farming and the Border Crisis
    14. What could be the Next Animal Pandemic?
    15. Usage of Digital Tools to Communicate with Plants
    16. Vaccines in your Salad? Edible Vaccines Coming to a Store near a you!
    17. Do indoor plants purify the air?
    18. Farms and Vaccine Requirements
    19. The Taliban and Food Security in Afghanistan
    20. Wheat Exports to Iraq and the Middle East

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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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