2022-2023 Potential Public Speaking Topics for FFA Speeches

2022-2023 Potential Public Speaking Topics For Ag-Ed Students Competing in FFA Speech Contests


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  1. The Decline in Female Cattle Coming in 2023
  2. The Growing Interest in the USDA New Organic Transition Initiative
  3. Feedlots Defying Gravity?
  4. How Freight Rail Legislation Would Improve U.S. Wheat Market
  5. The Expanding Local Meat Processing Act
  6. FFA Membership reaches new High: Why such the surge?
  7. The Enemy From Within: Dealing with Wedge Issues in the NCBA
  8. Prussic Acid Toxicity, how an Oklahoma drought can affect your herd
  9. Oklahoma’s Rural Vet Shortage
  10. Sorghum in Vietnam?
  11. How Read an Accurate Ag Book Week is Helping Ag Education
  12. Milking The Story: Listeria Outbreak in the Dairy Industry
  13. Is the Future of Offshore Wind Energy Viable?
  14. Fraudulent Foods. How Food Transparency is Critical to Consumers
  15. New California Pig Welfare Rule and its Impact on Small Farmers
  16. Can you hear me now? Rural Agriculture still needs broadband internet
  17. China and the Hot Pursuit of Land Ownership in the U.S.
  18. How the Russian-Ukraine Conflict Could Affect the Ag Industry
  19. Increasing the minimum wage? Could our farmers afford it?
  20. What is “The New Agriculture Advanced Research and Development Authority”?
  21. Local Schools Adopt a Cow: Get a Free Year-Long Cow for your Classroom
  22. Feral Hogs Epidemic
  23. Health Challenges in Rural Oklahoma
  24. Combating the Opioid Crisis
  25. Organic Farming vs. Non-Organic
    Agroterroism and the war on food
  26. GMOs vs. Non-GMOs: Educating the public
  27. Lack of Agricultural Literacy in the Public today
  28. Urban Sprawl & the Erosion of Farmland
  29. Combating World Hunger
  30. Emerging Science of Plant-Breeding Technology
  31. U.S. Trade and new Import Laws
     FarmBot and the innovation of Robot Farming
  32. Vertical Farming
  33. COVID-19’s impact on the Agriculture
  34. Robotic Milking & the Dairy Industry
  35. The Costly Curse of Social Media and It’s Effect on the Ag Industry
  36. Building our Local Food Supply
  37. The Current Debate of Ag Monopolies
  38. The Processed Food War
  39. Improving Beef Advocacy
  40. Eradicating Invasive Species
  41. Urban Farming: Rooftop Gardening
  42. Protecting Agriculture & Rural Prosperity
  43. Challenges facing Agricultural Education
  44. New steps to improve Farm BioSecurity
  45. Animal Welfare vs. Animal Rights
     How the legalization of Medical Marijuana could affect dAgriculture
  46. The Evolution of American Agriculture Careers
  47. Hunting, Fishing,& less TV, more agricultural exposure.
  48. Ethanol or No Ethanol?
  49. Solar Energy, Wind Farming, & Other Energy Resources
  50. Local Farmer’s Markets & the need for more food.
  51. SMART Farming: Using the power of apps to do more.
  52. Oklahoma Mesonet & Monitoring the Environment
  53. Improving Modern Aquaculture & Fish Hatcheries
  54. Christmas Tree Farming and the Benefits or Local Ag Production
     How Agriculturalists Deal With Drought or Natural Disasters.
  55. Agricultural Easements: How to Legally Save Farmland
  56. Future of Irrigation and Water Supply
  57. Greenhouse Emissions & the Public Debate
  58. Purpose & History of Agricultural Extension and Education programs
  59. Precision Agriculture
  60. The Secretary of Agriculture & the vision for USDA
  61. Community Gardens in Rural & Urban Areas
  62. NAFTA & Global Agriculture
  63. New American Pork Exports: Argentina and Beyond
  64. E. Coli & Preventing Bacterial Outbreaks in Food
  65. Supporting young/BIPOC farmers
  66. Protecting Food Chain Workers
  67. Starting Tradition/Setting Chapter Standards
  68. Being a Team Player
  69. Horizontal Drilling
  70. Economic Impact of Oklahoma Agriculture
  71. Land-Grant Universities: The past, present, and future role of preparing students for the Ag Industry.
  72. Food Sustainability
     Agritourism: Economic, Industrial, and Rural Impact
  73. New Technology in Seed Production
  74. Reducing Foodborne Illnesses
  75. New uses of Biocontrol Fungus
  76. USDA Services for Farmers & Ranchers
  77. The Rising of World Wheat Consumption
  78. Potential Shifting of U.S. Farm Tariffs
  79. Ag Gag Laws
    The Battle for Beef: Food Insecurity around the globe
  80. School Lunch Programs & Fighting Food Insecurity during COVID-19
  81. Protecting Agricultural Education, Research, and Literacy Beyond 2020
  82. How to recruit new Ag Teachers into the profession
  83. Smart Growth Policies
  84. California’s Ban On Plastic. What could it lead to?
  85. Addressing today’s skill gap and what is needed in the Ag Industry
  86. Real or Unreal? The possibilities of Lab Grown Fake Meat
  87. Improving Ag Literacy in Urban Areas
  88. Factory Farming vs. Family Farming
  89. How we can articulate the message of Agriculture
  90. Exploring Nutritional Research
  91. Food Identification Among Consumers
  92. The Future of Auctioneering
  93. Drought-Resistant Spinach: Gene-editing in Agriculture
  94. Developing Local Sustainable Food Systems
  95. The Affordable Clean Energy(ACE) Rule’s impact on CO2 emissions
  96. Decreasing the Risks of Food-Borne Illnesses
  97. Defining the Millennial Farmer
  98. What is Warehouse Farming?
  99. Using Drones to Fight Crop Diseases
  100. Chocolate Farming? Why Cocoa Production is at Risk.
    The Negative Role of Fake News in Agriculture
  101. Apps in Agriculture? The Revolution of Agriculture Technology
  102. Finding Your Voice: How FFA Helps Students Overcome the Number 1 Fear
  103. Intercropping: The War on Weeds and Pests
  104. The Ogallala Aquifer: Making Every Drop of Water Count
    The Importance of Ag in the Classroom and Other Ag Literacy Programs
  105. The Rise of Disruptive Technology and the impact on the Beef Industry
     How to Recruit New FFA Members into Your FFA Chapter
  106. How Online Grocery Shopping Could Impact Consumers & Producers
  107. No Wheaties for Me: The Growing Trend of Eating Gluten-Free
     Meatless Meat: Could this Alternative Meat
  108. Farming in Outer Space
  109. Maintaining Ag Research Funding
  110. National Farm Broadcasters Association and the future of Ag Communications
  111. Food availability in 2022 and beyond
  112. Building our Rural Electric Infrastructure
  113. The Use of Ivermectin and the Doorway to Clinical Trials
  114. The Supreme Court & California’s Proposition 12 Animal Welfare Law
  115. Can AI Farming Make Agriculture More Sustainable?
  116. Bill Gates and Silicon Valley’s Green Tech Fund
  117. Farm to Fork Agriculture Program
  118. The Government Taxing Your Livestock
  119. McGirt Tribal Case and the Impact on Oklahoma’s Agriculture
  120. The future taxation of the US family farms
  121. How FFA equips leaders to fill a desperate labor force
  122. The Future of Ag Retailing
  123. Farmer’s Markets Going Online!
  124. How Human Trafficking Has Affected Agriculture
  125. Future of Farming and the Border Crisis
  126. What could be the Next Animal Pandemic?
  127. Usage of Digital Tools to Communicate with Plants
  128. Vaccines in your Salad? Edible Vaccines Coming to a Store near a you!
  129. Do indoor plants purify the air?
  130. Farms and Vaccine Requirements
  131. The Taliban and Food Security in Afghanistan
  132. Xenotransplantation: The Industry and the Science
  133. Improving Food quality and production efficiency
  134. Recent Food Changes for Charity laws
  135. Food labeling & consumer information


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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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