Steve Styler of Delta has won the Utah Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet contest.
The contest is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. The judges looked for the contestant who offered constructive criticism, cooperation, and communication while analyzing agricultural problems and developing solutions.
Competitors discussed how to develop a fair and comprehensive immigration reform policy; challenges young farmers face in terms of sacrificing urban amenities to live and farm in rural areas; how to work with family farms facing the issue of asset transfer and estate planning; and educating young people on the values of agriculture.