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Creed Speaking

Purpose:

To recognize ability in public speaking on a subject related to agriculture and to encourage candidates to develop their abilities to select and organize facts relating to agriculture for a successful oral presentation.

Eligibility:

Any first year FFA member in the ninth grade, in good standing, regularly enrolled in agriculture education is eligible.

Awards:

The state winner will receive a plaque, pin, and a check from the National FFA Foundation. The state winner will represent the Montana Association in the National Creed CDE held at the National FFA Convention. The top three creed speakers will be announced at the State FFA Convention.

Procedure:

The district representative will compete in the CDE at the State FFA Convention. The eligible contestants will draw for the order of speaking. The candidate’s ability to effectively answer an appropriate question posed by the judges of the CDE is considered in selecting a state winner. Each contestant shall begin the presentation by stating “The FFA Creed by E.M. Tiffany” and end with “…that inspiring task. Thank you.” The National FFA Creed Speaking score sheet will be used to evaluate this CDE. Up to three identical questions may be asked from the judges to each speaker with a five minute time limit. Ties will be broken by national guidelines.