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The Missouri Institute of Cooperatives (MIC) annually sponsors the FFA Public Speaking Contest. Its purpose is to promote a better understanding of the advantages of the cooperative way of doing business. Through the public speaking contest, future leaders will be encouraged and inspired to become responsible citizens in a democratic society.

The title of the speech will be “Cooperatives are Built to Serve”.

MIC serves as a coordinating arm for Missouri cooperatives and works in close association with the University of Missouri and other state educational institutions. The public speaking contest provides an opportunity for MIC, the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and vocational agriculture instructors of Missouri to work together on educational programs concerned with the basic principles of cooperatives.

 

Awards

Plaques will be awarded by the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives to each of the district winners. Three awards will be presented to the state contest participants.

First Place

  • An all-expenses paid (tuition and travel) trip to a selected Cooperative Youth Leadership Institute
  • $150 to the contestant
  • $50 to the local FFA Chapter

Second Place

  • An all-expenses paid (tuition and travel) trip to a selected Cooperative Youth Leadership Institute
  • $100 to the contestant
  • $50 to the local FFA Chapter

Third Place

  • $50 to the contestant
  • $50 to the local FFA Chapter

 

Contest Guidelines

 

For more information on the FFA Public Speaking Contest please email Kristi Livingston at LivingstonK@missouri.edu.

For more information on MIC, please contact:

Kristi Livingston | Education Coordinator | University of Missouri | 125D Mumford Hall | Columbia, MO | 65211-6200

Phone: 573-882-0140 | Fax: 573-882-3958 | Email: livingstonk@missouri.edu